Quebec floods: Philippe Couillard to announce changes to compensation rules
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said he hopes to announce new rules governing compensation for flood victims by the end of the week.
He said Monday the government financial aid program isn’t inadequate, but could be improved.
Thousands of Quebecers will likely be seeking help after record April rainfall caused extensive flooding across the province.
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Couillard said about $2 million has been doled out to help cover living expenses and advances for needed repair work.
The premier said he understands how discouraging it must be for those returning home to heavy water damage and daunting paperwork to apply for compensation.
More than 4,550 homes were still flooded as of Sunday night in 121 different cities and towns across the province and roughly 3,900 people have been evacuated.
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