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Township of Greater Madawaska Emergency Updates:

Information Release
April 28, 2019

At 8:42AM this morning, Mayor Brian Hunt declared an emergency due to the flooding event occurring in conjunction with the 2019 Spring Flooding Freshet in the Township of Greater Madawaska. This was declared under the Emergency Management and Protection Act and applies to the entire Township.


May 17, 2019

The state of emergency declared for the Township of Greater Madawaska is no longer in effect.

At 9:12 a.m. on May 15, 2019 Mayor Brian Hunt terminated the emergency declaration. This emergency was enacted on April 28, 2019 due to flooding.

All new updates will be added to the Home Page  - Previous Release and Flood 2019 Information will be found under Departments - Emergency Management


FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE

May 17, 2019

The state of emergency declared for the Township of Greater Madawaska is no longer in effect.

At 9:12 a.m. on May 15, 2019 Mayor Brian Hunt terminated the emergency declaration. This emergency was enacted on April 28, 2019 due to flooding.

As we transfer to the recovery phase please keep in mind the following:

· As flood waters recede residents must remain vigilante around high and fast moving water.

· Sand bags may be contaminated therefore it is advisable to wear Personal Protective Equipment.  Details regarding the disposal of sandbags will be available next week.

· Wood items that have be immersed and/or dampened by flood waters should be disposed of at your local transfer station.

· Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) is a program that can help you recover costs after a natural disaster. The deadline to make an application to this program is August 27, 2019 (120 days from  the declaration of emergency). Township staff may be able to provide assistance with this program.  The Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program can be found at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-disaster-recovery-assistance

· Water testing bottles are available at the Township Office during regular business hours. If you are unable to visit the office please call and arrangements may be made

· It may be advantageous to review the “Fact Sheet Responding to Stressful Events” provided by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit.  This fact sheet can be found on the Township website and Facebook page.

For further information please contact:         

Township office: 613-752-2222

CAO/CEMC Allison Holtzhauer: 613-717-2246    Mayor Brian Hunt: 613-401-3136    

For updates please check the following:

Township of Greater Madawaska Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/TownshipofGreaterMadawaska/


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