Nervous residents have begun looking through their belongings to see what can be salvaged, after floods damaged many basements in a couple of southwestern Ontario cities.
Many without proper flood insurance should find out soon whether they will receive help from the province.
City Officials are waiting to see if the province will declare the region a disaster zone. Such a move would mean uninsured residents could qualify for grants and avoid paying for repairs out of their own pocket.
Rain poured down for days in Windsor and the neighbouring town of Tecumseh forcing Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens to declare a state of emergency on Thursday to access support services from higher levels of government.
Windsor’s chief administrative officer, said that the city got nearly 2,000 calls from residents reporting flooded basements.
Municipal affairs minister Bill Mauro will meet with local mayors and tour the flood damage first hand on Monday.
Mayor encourages residents to call 311 with flooded basement info for tracking and support. pic.twitter.com/soGxtwdUaR
— City of Windsor (@CityWindsorON) September 29, 2016