July 7, 2014 12:39 pm

Province opening up six more flood recovery centres

Premier Brad Wall announced six new regional flood recovery centres would be opening in flood-affected areas around the province.

Mike McKinnon / Global News

REGINA – Premier Brad Wall announced six new regional flood recovery centres would be opening in flood-affected areas around the province.

“The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to providing the necessary resources to assist the people of this province as we deal with unprecedented flooding,” Wall said.

“These regional flood recovery centres are a one-stop point of access for those needing assistance.”

The regional recovery centres will open in Carnduff, Moosomin, Grenfell, Esterhazy, Balcarres and Yorkton.

Each centre will have representatives from:

  • The Canadian Red Cross
  • Samaritan’s Purse Canada
  • Emergency Management and Fire Safety
  • Building Standards
  • The ministries of Government Relations, Social Services, Health, Agriculture
  • SaskEnergy
  • SaskPower
  • Water Security Agency
  • Environmental and Municipal Management services
  • The Emergency Flood Reduction Damage Program
  • The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)

“Staff from the PDAP and a number of other essential ministries and agencies will be on hand at each centre to help Saskatchewan residents through every step of the recovery process,” Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter said.

“They will be able to provide information on who qualifies for coverage, what they might be entitled to, and how to fill out the necessary paperwork.”

The province already opened up a recovery centre in Melville last week.

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