Estevan Flood Recovery Centre Announced

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Toronto, ON (July 18, 2016) – Saskatchewan Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter has announced that a temporary Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) flood recovery centre will open in the City of Estevan to provide immediate support and advice to residents affected by recent severe weather and flooding.

“I would like to commend the community for their resilience and for the many acts of selflessness demonstrated over the last number of days,” Reiter said. “In the wake of such intense flooding, with so many homes affected, this centre will help the residents of Estevan begin the process of recovery.”

PDAP is designed to help residents, small businesses, agricultural operations, communal organizations, non-profit organizations, parks and communities recover from the effects of natural disasters, including flooding, tornadoes, plow-winds and other severe weather.

The centre will be staffed with PDAP officials who can begin the claims process for area residents affected by the recent severe weather which saw more than 100 mm of rain and flash-flooding in some regions of the province. A provincial building official will also be available onsite to answer questions related to structural safety and building concerns.

Estevan Flood Recovery Centre
701 Souris Avenue
Leisure Services Conference Room
Thursday July 14: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday July 15: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday July 16: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A PDAP flood recovery centre is also planned to open in the Town of Arborfield next week.

To learn more about PDAP, visit the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program website or see the PDAP backgrounder.

SOURCE: Government of Saskatchewan