Disaster relief assessment under way in Chatham-Kent

Photo released by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Officials from the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs visited Chatham-Kent yesterday assessing how flood-damaged properties may be covered under Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontario.

Although the program has not yet been activated, residents and business owners who have suffered property damage due to the flood are urged to:

  • Contact the municipality at 519-360-1998.
  • Contact their insurance provider.
  • Take photographs to document damage and keep receipts for expenses incurred.

If the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program is activated, residents and business owners must complete an application and include receipts and other pertinent documentation within 120 days, said municipal officials.

For more information about the program visit Ontario.ca/disasterassistance

Useful links for flood-related information can be found here:

For general information about insurance, visit the Insurance Bureau of Canada site:

www.ibc.ca

Information about cleaning up after a flood can be found here:

https://www.bchu.org/ServicesWeProvide/HealthyLivingAndSafety/Documents/Cleaning%20up%20after%20a%20Flood-FactSheet_v2.pdf

Information about the dangers of mould growth and how to prevent it visit here:

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/first-nation/care-for-your-home/mould/upload/flood-cleanup-first-nation.pdf

For information on food safety, visit here:

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/pdf/flyer-eatsafefood.pdf

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