The mayor of Wawa says despite the announcement that provincial funding is on the way, community repairs are still a long way away.
Roads, bridges and other infrastructure in the town were damaged or washed away after a freak rainstorm earlier this month.
On Tuesday the community was told it will be given a to-be-determined amount from the province's Disaster Relief Fund.
"It's not just a matter of money, but a matter of getting the ball rolling on everything we need to do to get us back the way we were," said Mayor Linda Nowicki.
"I'm sure we're in, at least, a two-year process before we get everything back to the way it was before."
Nowicki added the community will continue to assess damages over the next week-and-a-half. She expects repairs will cost $20- to $30 million.