Ontario has notified the Township of Tay Valley that Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in areas affected by flooding (see map).
Significant rainfall in early May, and the release of water from Bobs Lake through the Bobs Lake Dam in Bolingbroke, has resulted in flooding in the Bobs Lake, Tay River and Christie Lake areas.
This flooding was triggered by the same weather events that affected the Minden Hills and Ottawa Valley areas where the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program is currently activated.
Affected individuals, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have experienced property damage or loss as a result of this disaster may be eligible to receive help with emergency and recovery expenses.
The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to a main small business, farm or not-for-profit organization.
The government is closely monitoring other areas experiencing flooding across the province. It may activate the program in these areas as flood impacts continue to be assessed in the coming days and weeks.
Event type: Flood
Event date: May 4 – 7, 2017