MINDEN, Ont. – Minden Hills will be asking the province to declare the township north of Peterborough, Ont., a disaster area.
Emergency management co-ordinator Nancy Wright-Laking says a special council meeting will be held Thursday to pass a resolution that will go to Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Linda Jeffrey.
Jeffrey’s spokesman says the preliminary damage assessment that accompanies the resolution will help the ministry reply promptly.
Yanni Dagonas adds that staff will work with Minden to refine estimates in the weeks that follow, so he suggests there would be no need for an extension to disaster relief submissions.
A flood warning remains in effect for the Gull River system that runs through Minden.
Conditions continue to improve but officials are advising caution when travelling on roads that are or have been affected by the flood as they may be unstable.