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Province Announces Flood Relief For Bracebridge & Huntsville

Posted: 2019-05-02 07:48:56 By: hbr

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing signed an order to activate the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program for Huntsville and Bracebridge in response to the ongoing flooding yesterday.

The Ministry is continuing to visit impacted communities across Parry Sound-Muskoka and around Ontario and is expected to activate the program in other communities as needed.

The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to a small business, farm or not-for-profit organization. It provides assistance to those without private insurance coverage for emergency expenses like hotel accommodations and repair or replacement of essentials like kitchen appliances and basic furniture following a natural disaster.

For more information on eligibility and what the program will cover, program guidelines available at ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance .

Norm Miller, MPP For Parry sound Muskoka says “It is heartbreaking to see the damage to people’s homes,”

Miller has been to Bracebridge, Huntsville, Katrine and Magnetawan to see firsthand the devastation caused by the flooding and speak to local officials and residents.