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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in the Township of Central Frontenac

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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in the Township of Central Frontenac

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Township of Central Frontenac - Ontario has notified the Township of Central Frontenac that it has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in storm affected areas.

On September 21, 2018, a severe storm produced a downburst at Sharbot Lake with speeds up to 110 kilometres per hour. The downburst was part of the same weather system that produced three tornadoes in the Ottawa area.

The disaster assistance program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to a small business, farm or not-for-profit organization. It provides assistance for emergency expenses and the costs to repair or replace essential property following a natural disaster that are not covered by insurance. To find out if they are in the activation area and for next steps, individuals and businesses should review the maps and program guidelines available at ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance, or call 1-844-780-8925 or email disasterassistance@ontario.ca after speaking with their private insurance provider. Residents will have until January 25, 2019 to apply for assistance through the program.

"We worked closely with Central Frontenac this week to map out areas affected by the downburst so people can quickly determine if they are eligible to apply for provincial disaster assistance for costs not covered by insurance," said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark. "I urge affected residents to take photographs of damage and keep all receipts for expenses and repairs. This will help insurance providers and the government speed up the application review process." 

Event type: Tornado

Event date: September 21, 2018

Application deadline: January 25, 2019

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