Flood Damage Data Being Collected
It's going to be awhile before the true extent of flood damage is known across Renfrew County, but a volunteer charity group has been helping local municipalities gather data to paint a better picture.
Team Rubicon Canada, which combines the expertise of military veterans with first responders, has been working with several communities in the Ottawa Valley to collect data and help manage the recovery process.
It's estimated more than 1,000 homes across Renfrew County have been impacted by the flooding in some way, ranging from property and well damage, right up to severe home damage that will require reconstruction.
Team Rubicon has already spent some time on the ground in the flood zones, and is now calling on anyone impacted by the floods to help them make that data even more complete.
Anyone who hasn't already done so can submit a Request for Assistance form at the link below.
In this request, residents are asked to specify whether the damage is interior or exterior and give specifics on what is damaged.
"Examples of this are: drywall, floors, siding, building structure, or extensive flood debris on the property. Once this data has been collected, it will be used by the Township for remediation planning, prioritization, and resourcing", notes a release from Team Rubicon Canada.
Request for Assistance form: https://forms.gle/ufPueCQUokjXLDWe9
Team Rubicon Canada is a volunteer-based charity that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams to disaster-affected communities.
To learn more about the group, please visit www.teamrubicon.ca.