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Algoma gets flood recovery funding

Sunday, December 08, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

GOVERNMENT
OF ONTARIO

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Helping flood-damaged communities in Algoma District

Ontario funding recovery efforts in Northeastern municipalities

Ontario is providing $3.25 million to support flood recovery efforts in five communities in Algoma District.

Through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program, funding will help the municipalities rebuild vital infrastructure such as bridges and roads.

A portion of the funding will also help residents in affected areas repair homes and small businesses and replace essential property.

Municipalities receiving support are:

  • Huron Shores
  • Johnson Township
  • Laird Township
  • MacDonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional Township
  • Plummer Additional Township

The province will continue to work with the municipalities to assess the full extent of flood damage and determine all eligible costs.

Quotes

“We appreciate the prompt response and exceptional effort by emergency workers and residents in the Algoma District. Along with our municipal partners, the province will continue to help businesses and families recover and rebuild their communities.” - Linda Jeffrey, minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Quick facts

The flooding and road washouts occurred after severe rainstorms on September 10, 2013 in several communities in the Algoma District.

The Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program program offers public support for municipalities to respond to emergencies and repair public assets as well as private support to help individuals and businesses replace essential property.

Learn more

Learn how you can prepare for an emergency.

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Zing 12/8/2013 12:25:46 PM Report

I thought the Soo applied too....hmmm
Pakadeva 12/8/2013 1:24:29 PM Report

They probably applied a little sooner than we did.
Gurpy 12/8/2013 3:00:05 PM Report

What about the people in the Sault??? No help for them?
rlmac 12/8/2013 4:01:49 PM Report

We may remember that our Mayor and Council delayed for some time in deciding to apply for financial support, much to the dismay of those citizens who sustained (yet again) flooding to their streets and homes! If our city leaders didn't feel a sense of urgency, it follows that the province would not either. Do we really know for sure that an application was indeed made? Just sayin! I hope that folks will remember this when the next municipal elections roll around!
mallet 12/8/2013 4:10:22 PM Report


I remember trying to help a person whose house ended up in the Goulais river. The forms and criteria for the ODRAP needs a lawyer to clarify for the average person and even then the people concerned did not get much if memory serves correct. There is a lot of enviromental aspects to protect properties near a river bank, and regretfully people years ago did not need the planning permissions now required when living in a flood plain area...
Timbob 12/8/2013 9:40:43 PM Report

$3 million won't go far. Just enough to for a good press release.
streaker 12/8/2013 9:48:51 PM Report

Where is flashbulb David"O" no picture,
surprised he is not smiling here!!!!
Tag33&1/3rd 12/8/2013 11:27:24 PM Report

I know people in Sault that need help too--- Seniors! What about the Sault?
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