Flood disaster aid extended in Yorkton
Residents of Yorkton, Sask., who are still out of their homes after a flood July 1 will continue to receive disaster aid from the province.
Normally, assistance ends after one month. However, residents told CBC News on Friday that help has been extended for another 30 days.
As of Friday, 68 people were still receiving money for basics like food and shelter. That is down from a high of 175 when the flood hit.
Edralyn Lint's home was one of 19 that were flooded out on the same street in Yorkton.
The Lints have been staying with friends and a community outreach centre. On Sunday, they were set to move into an apartment.
"When you're still displaced, they look after [you]," Lint told CBC News about how the government was helping out. While she waits for repairs to be completed on her home, the provincial disaster assistance program will pay for part of the cost of the apartment.
The flood damaged an estimated 1,000 properties in Yorkton.
Work is still being done to assess the full extent of damage, including the impact on building foundations.