City Delivers Flood Update

As of this morning, 310 homes in Ottawa have been directly affected by rising flood waters and 75 families have been displaced.

Mayor Jim Watson said 275 of those homes are in West Carleton, 25 are in Cumberland and 10 are in Bay Ward.

Watson said he expects the city will continue to need volunteers for the next three weeks. Residents can sign up online on the city website.

The city has scheduled three information sessions for Tuesday so residents affected by the flooding can get information about how to apply for disaster relief funding from the province.

The maximum payment per application is $250,000, Watson said.

Residents are advised not to get rid of any ruined furniture or appliances until they’ve taken pictures of the damage.

People are also asked to keep any receipts for expenses they’ve incurred during the flooding.

The meetings will run about one hour and take place at the following locations:

  • 1 p.m. at the Nepean Sportsplex
  • 3:30 p.m. in Cumberland at the R.J. Kennedy Arena
  • 6:30 p.m. at the West Carleton Community Complex on Carp Road

Ottawa is working with the province to help residents, said city manager Steve Kanellakos.

The city still has 150 sandbags in stock and has been able to help Clarence-Rockland and Gatineau with their supply.

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