State of Emergency
Mayor Ted Hicks has declared a State of Emergency due to the recent extreme rainfall and flooding suffered in the Township of Johnson.
Township of Johnson - Road Closure update
The Township of Johnson advises as of 4:00 p.m., on September 11, 2013 all of the Township of Johnson roads were opened to the public with the exception of Diamond Lake Road which remains closed, until further notice.
The Council & Staff:
- Thank the residents for their patience during these road closures and the subsequent restoration of the infrastructure.
- Thank the many Volunteers who assisted or offered assistance.
- Thank Ron Smith, Township of Johnson Fire Chief and his crew who manned the Fire Department and helped in a medical emergency.
- Thank the many people who offered to help and the contractors who altered their work load to assist the township in getting the roads opened – Brian Cameron, Ron Spurway, Mitchell Spurway and Randy Spurway.
- Thank Gilbertson Ent. and Karhi Contracting for their outstanding assistance.
- Thank the neighbours checking on neighbours.
This makes you appreciate living in the rural country. WAY TO GO JOHNSON TOWNSHIP.
- Helpful information is available at www.algomapublichealth.com on the best way to remove water/mould and if your well water is safe to drink.
- Contact utility companies if water damage has exposed lines or meters.
- For information on electric safety in a flood situation, Call 1-877-ESA-SAFE or visit www.esasafe.com. Remember – water and electricity do not mix.
- Remember – in any emergency……If you need immediate help CALL 911
- Emergency Responses - It is important to note that some emergencies may result in delayed response times of emergency services – this is an excellent reminder to check smoke detectors, fire alarms, and restock your 72 hour home emergency KIT.
Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program
Council is now in the process of applying to the Province for assistance through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP).
ODRAP is an assistance program designed to help municipalities, individuals, farmers, small business and non-profit organizations get back on their feet after a natural disaster. It is intended to cover the costs of returning essential items to pre-disaster condition for people who have suffered damage. ODRAP is not intended to be an alternative or a substitute for adequate insurance coverage. Claims from households and businesses should be directed first to insurance companies to determine the policy holder's coverage. Any funds raised for victims are channeled to the Disaster Relief Committee, established by council. The Province may match the funds raised up to a 2 to 1 ratio to settle the claims, up to 90 per cent of the estimated eligible amount.
If you have suffered damages caused by this recent flood disaster, please document in detail, backed up by photographs - any information that may assist you in filing a claim.
For more information on the ODRAP funding see www.mah.gov.on.ca/odrap.