PROVINCE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD STRICKEN MUSKOKA

May 03, 2019

By Maria Madden

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The Province has announced that it will provide disaster recovery assistance for residents in Bracebridge and Huntsville affected by recent flooding.

It applies to primary residences and their basic contents, as well as to small businesses, farms and not-for-profit organizations, so damages to cottages or other secondary residences would not qualify.

The program helps cover emergency expenses and the costs to repair or replace essential property that aren’t covered by insurance after a natural disaster.

The town of Bracebridge says water levels in the Muskoka River are receding, but are still higher than normal.

Premier Doug Ford is in Muskoka today, planning to speak to officials about the flooding after giving an Ontario Chamber of Commerce speech, and says what he has seen in the affected communities breaks his heart.

(The Canadian Press)

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