May 9, 2019 Ontario Government Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance to Support Residents in the Ottawa River Area

May 7, 2019 11:00 A.M. TORONTO – Our government is acting swiftly and notifying the municipalities of Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, Champlain and Alfred and Plantagenet that we have activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in areas affected by recent overland flooding from the Ottawa River. The safety of those affected by this natural disaster is our government’s top priority. Heavy rainfall and snow melt have led to severe flooding across eastern Ontario. The municipalities of Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland and Alfred and Plantagenet have declared a state of emergency due to flooding. Several hundred primary homes and small businesses in the municipalities have been impacted. The City of Ottawa reported that 155 households at risk from rising water were voluntarily evacuated as water levels in the…

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