Preliminary flood damage in the province of Manitoba is estimated to be more than $200 million.
The cost includes repairs needed to roads and bridges in western Manitoba. Totals for agriculture losses and damage to flood-protection infrastructure hasn’t yet been tallied.
Broken down, the costs are $100 million for disaster assistance, $60 million for repairs to bridges, and $40 million for road repairs.
“The provincial government will make every effort to help people get back on their feet again, with assistance from the federal government and community-based partners,” Premier Greg Selinger said. “People in this province are resilient, hard-working and compassionate individuals who help their neighbours in a crisis.”
A disaster financial assistance program is now in place in response to this year’s flood. Applications can be downloaded at ManitobaEMO.ca, or by contacting the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization at (204) 945-3050 or 1-888-267-8298.