Premier Wynne Tweets Support For Windsor Flood Victims
The Premier of Ontario has reached out to Windsor via Twitter.
Around 8pm Wednesday, Kathleen Wynne tweeted out: "In the face of terrible flooding in Windsor, we are ready to work with the city and do everything we can to help. Stay safe!"
In the face of terrible flooding in Windsor, we are ready to work with the city and do everything we can to help. Stay safe!— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) August 30, 2017
As of Wednesday afternoon, the city's 3-1-1 call centre had received 2,700 calls from residents regarding flooded basements.
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens responded to Premier Wynne's tweet:
Thank-you Premier. We need a provincially supported insurance program for residents who can no longer get flood insurance.— Mayor Drew Dilkens (@drewdilkens) August 31, 2017
The city has reached out to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to activate the 'Disaster Assistance Recovery for Ontarians' program.
The program provides some financial assistance for people who don't have insurance or not enough insurance to cover the basic necessities.
Mayor Drew Dilkens says provincial representatives will be in the area this week to evaluate the situation and make recommendations.