Township of Warwick Approved for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has announced that the Township of Warwick’s application to Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) has been approved.

The municipality applied for DRAO after declaring a state of emergency in August 2023. An extreme rainfall event, dubbed a 1 in a 100-year storm, caused significant flooding throughout the municipality and Environment Canada reported that nearly 180 millimetres of rain fell between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie during that event.

The DRAO program helps with emergency expenses and the cost to repair or replace essential property not covered by insurance following a natural disaster. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2024.

For details about eligibility and next steps, residents can visit the Ministry’s website or call 1-877-822-0116.

Information sessions will be hosted by the Ministry to provide more information on the program. The Township will issue a public notice of these information sessions once more information is received.