Photo Courtesy: Marni Pollock Smith
Water levels rose another 7 cm in Minden overnight according to Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott.
On Tuesday Scott called on the Province to send in the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP)assessment teams as soon as possible.
The Minden Hills area has been hit with near record flooding over the past week and officials say water levels have not yet crested. A State of Emergency was declared over the weekend after days of heavy rainfall. Parts of Minden are under water, and town officials say levels along the Gull and Burnt River systems are at the top of the banks. A number of roads have been closed because they are under water.
Almost 40,000 sandbags were filled over the weekend by township staff and volunteers as water levels rose 18 cm in one day.
ODRAP is a provincial financial assistance program intended to help alleviate the hardship suffered by private homeowners, farmers, small business enterprises and non-profit groups whose essential property has been damaged in a natural disaster and don’t have adequate insurance.