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Municipality of French River getting provincial funds following spring flooding

Some relief is coming to the Municipality of French River.

The provincial government is helping the community financially under its Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program after the flooding it experienced over the spring.

Many communities, including West Nipissing, got hit with flooding when heavy rainfalls combined with melting snow created flood conditions.

In the case of this region, Lake Nipissing rose above flood-damage height and flooded quite a few streets in Sturgeon Falls.

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Nipissing First Nation also got hit with severe flooding during the spring and saw many residents surround their properties with numerous sandbags to keep the water at bay.

West Nipissing declared an emergency as did French River which declared its emergency on May 26th.

NFN did not declare an emergency.

NFN is not eligible for any assistance under the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program because funding comes from Indian and Northern Affairs.

NFN built up Jocko Point Road to avoid evacuations during the worst of the flooding.

Steve Clark, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, says his ministry will continue to work with municipalities to see what damage they incurred because of the spring flooding they experienced.

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