Saskatoon may apply for disaster aid after May 26 storm

The torrential rain that hammered the city May 26 caused enough damage to qualify the city for provincial disaster relief, says a report to council.

Council will consider lumping Nutana slope failure into potential claim

Council will consider a proposal tonight to apply for provincial disaster relief for damage from a rainstorm that pummelled the city on May 26.

The suppertime downpour flooded streets and basements, and backed up the storm sewer system.

And a report to council also suggests it contributed to the slope failure on 11th Street East in Nutana.

Threshold for aid

According to the report, the minimum criteria for aid is one claim of $5,000 or several smaller claims totalling $25,000. The report said the city has met those requirements.

To date, it's received 12 calls from people with property damage from the rain.

In addition, it said slope failures in Nutana between 11th Street and Saskatchewan Crescent after the rain increased and are causing property damage.