Canada Grants Disaster Recovery Funds to Saskatchewan for Spring Flooding

Public Safety Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

In spring 2015, Saskatchewan experienced serious flooding, with rainfall totaling from 50 to 100 millimeters within many areas in the province. This event had major impacts on local residents and their livelihoods, and resulted in significant damage to homes, farms, non-profit organizations, businesses, and infrastructure across the province.

Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, announced an interim payment of $23,666,519 to Saskatchewan through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) program, to assist with recovery costs associated with the 2015 spring floods.

Eligible expenses under the DFAA include, but are not limited to, evacuation operations, restoring public works and infrastructure to their pre-disaster condition, as well as replacing or repairing basic, essential personal property of individuals, small businesses, and farmsteads.

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