Ontario activates disaster recovery assistance for spring flood around Nellie Lake
November 16, 2023
By Avert staff
The Ontario government says it’s activating its Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program to support those affected by spring flooding in the area around Nellie Lake.
Heavy rain and hotter than usual weather in April and May this year led to homes flooding in the Town of Iroquois Falls and the neighbouring unincorporated territory. Iroquois Falls declared a state of emergency on May 26.
“I want to thank the municipal staff, volunteers, and emergency responders who went above and beyond to support the people impacted by flooding in the Nellie Lake area this past spring,” Paul Calandra, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, said in a press release. “Our government will continue working with our community partners to help affected families get back on their feet.”
Ontario’s disaster assistance program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to a small business, farm or not-for-profit organization. The program provides assistance for emergency expenses and repair or replacement costs for essential property not covered by insurance.
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