Some assistance will be available for Central Frontenac residents affected by the downburst Sept. 21, Fire Chief/director of emergency services Greg Robinson told Central Frontenac Council at its regular meeting Sept. 25 in Piccadilly.
“The storm was more significant than we originally thought,” Robinson said. “We only had two storm related fire calls but when we came in Monday, there was a lot of damage.”
He said the Province has informed the Township that it has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in storm affected areas.
The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to a small business, farm or not-for-profit organization, providing assistance for emergency expenses and the costs to repair or replace essential property following a natural disaster that are not covered by insurance.
Residents that need to dispose of debris will be exempt from tipping fees (call the municipal office at 613-279-2935 to register) and most repairs will be exempt from building permit fees.