Clean-up continues after the flooding
Affected residents are encouraged to contact their own insurance companies regarding damage to personal property.
If you experienced flooding in your home due to the severe weather conditions on Thursday May 3rd you should be contacting your insurance company. An insurance adjuster may have the property assessed by a restoration contractor for damage depending on the severity of flood damage.
A building permit could be required should drywall and insulation need to be replaced. Contact the Building Department at 519-941-0440 Ext. 2228 for general inquiries. Electrical systems and heating appliances may also need to be inspected if they were affected in any way by the level of flooding that may have occurred.
General information update:
As of about 1 p.m. today (May 4) the 14 evacuees who were temporarily housed in the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre were discharged. The evacuees were fed by the Salvation Army last night, by McDonalds this morning, and by Orangeville District Secondary School students for lunch today. Rexall Pharma Plus donated personal items as well as food and water for the evacuees. Dufferin County's Community Services Department will continue to assist some vulnerable people who will be out of their homes for several more days.
In a two-hour period last night more than 50 mm of rain fell in and around Orangeville and readings indicate between 70 and 100 mm was the total rainfall received. This rainfall caused storm drains to become overwhelmed. The force and sheer volume of the water created several unique challenges for motorists and many vehicles became stranded in areas around First Street in Orangeville. Several businesses experienced flooding and at least three multi-unit buildings were evacuated. Restoration companies will be working in these buildings for the next several days.
The clean-up continues and the full extent of damages may never be known but it will be considerable. Clean-up tips are available on both the Town of Orangeville and County of Dufferin websites.
Anyone who has incurred damage at their residence due to the severe weather and heavy flooding, should contact their insurance company.
Under related items on this web page, see clean-up tips from the County of Dufferin, mould assessment information from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit, and a news release from Family Transition Place.
- Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012
- From: Communications