On November 4, Haldimand County Council passed a resolution requesting that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing activate the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) to assist permanent homeowners with the costs of cleaning, repairing and replacing essential property.
On Thursday, November 7, the Provincial Disaster Assessment Team visited Haldimand County to tour affected areas and collect information related to property damage caused by the October 31 storm. This information has been submitted to the Province for consideration. Ultimately, the decision to activate the DRAO program rests with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.
Homeowners whose primary residence was affected by the storm are encouraged to read the DRAO funding guidelines/eligibility criteria to see if they qualify.
Information and updates about the DRAO will be posted here as they become available.
Given the severity of the storm’s impact, residents of the County with proper documentation (e.g: driver’s license, tax bill, utility bill, etc.) may bring debris, tree limbs or construction waste from clean up activities to the Canborough Transfer Station free of charge until November 30.
Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) information: