South Nation Conservation (SNC) is reminding residents from its member municipalities affected by the 2019 Ottawa River flooding that they have until September 4 to apply to the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program to receive financial assistance from the Province.

The provincial government has activated its disaster relief program for several areas along the Ottawa River, including four of SNC’s member municipalities: the City of Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, Alfred and Plantagenet, and Champlain.

The program applies to small and owner-operated businesses or farms, not-for-profit organizations, primary residence homeowners and residential tenants.

Eligible expenses include costs for clean up, repair or replacement of essential property, and basic emergency expenses such as evacuation travel costs.

Financial help from the program varies and is limited to $250,000 per application; the program is not intended to replace insurance coverage.

Through the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program, SNC works closely with its member municipalities and partners to help provide advanced notice of flood events for emergency services and residents.

For more information on the Government of Ontario’s Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program, please visit: