Topic: 2017 windsor flood

Strong winds expected to start blowing in parts of B.C.

Strong winds are predicted for parts of B.C. today, including Greater Victoria, the Fraser Valley and East Vancouver Island, from Nanoose Bay to Campbell River.

'It's very slow:' Windsor townhouse residents still waiting for repairs a month after flooding

Flooding is nothing new for Khalid Alshaikh Hassan. Almost one year ago his home was swamped by then-record rains. On Friday, he was finally able to install his second new furnace in less than a year after the other was wrecked by water during the August 29 flood.

'A bit overwhelming': City seeing 100 basement flooding subsidy applications a day

Applications are rushing in for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program after council approved an increase to the subsidy earlier this month.
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Flood Fun: 3 stories from Windsor's Mouth Piece storytelling event

An event at a bar in downtown Windsor gave people a chance to spill their flood stories on Thursday night.

Wynne 'downloading the effects of climate change' onto citizens, NDP MPP

Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MPP Percy Hatfield demanded the Wynne government present a plan for Windsor flood victims caught in between private insurance coverage and Ontario's disaster recovery assistance.

Ward 5 residents want backflow valves — and they want them now

The resident's meeting in Ward 5 was the first to include applications for the increased Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program.

Council approves basement flooding subsidy increase and fast-track option

A staff report increasing the subsidy to 100 per cent could lead to 'significant delays,' but a fast-track option would lower the wait time.

Regular recycling returns Tuesday following flood cleanup delays

Recycling collection in Windsor will be back to normal Tuesday following delays caused by massive flood cleanup. Residents whose bins are overflowing are asked to use cardboard boxes for excess items, instead of plastic bags.

Nearly a quarter of Windsor flood damage happened in Riverside

Extra chairs were brought out on Thursday for people at the meeting interested in hearing the latest update on the flood damage and solutions from city officials.

Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MPP demands more provincial coverage for flooded homes

Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MPP Percy Hatfield demanded the provincial government amend the Ontario Disaster Recovery Assistance Program to cover homes experiencing sewer backups.

Ward meetings kick off with $175M damage estimate for flooded Windsor homes

The record breaking rainfall that caused more than 6,116 basements to flood in the City of Windsor caused around $175-million in damage to homes, according to Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens.

Minister of Municipal Affairs tours flood-damaged Windsor-Essex homes

​The Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro toured some of the flood-ravaged areas of Windsor Tuesday, along with mayors from Windsor, Lakeshore, and Essex.

Windsor-Essex NDP MPPs blast Wynne's response to flooding

Windsor and Essex County NDP MPPs Lisa Gretzky and Taras Natyshak returned to Queen's Park Monday with a strong message for Premier Kathleen Wynne following the major flooding in the region.

Number of Windsor basement flooding reports tops 6,000

The number of basement flooding reports in Windsor has crested 6,000 and officials are warning of further delays this week in the collection of regular garbage and flood-damaged material.

Former GM transmission plant site to become temporary dump for flood garbage

The City of Windsor announced Friday that the former GM transmission plant site on Walker Road will be used as a temporary dump for items destroyed by flooding.

Opposition leaders blast provincial disaster relief program as inadequate

The province needs to improve a disaster relief assistance fund that left scores of Windsor homeowners wanting after last year's flooding and may leave them high and dry again, say the leaders of Ontario's opposition parties.

Windsor hauls in extra trucks for flood-damaged goods

The City of Windsor has brought in additional garbage vehicles to remove the mountains of trash piling up outside flood-ravaged homes.

Samaritan's Purse bringing aid to Windsor flood victims

The Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse deployed a disaster relief team to Windsor, hoping to recruit volunteers and help local flood victims.

Flooded Windsor homeowners now eligible for provincial disaster relief

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs confirmed homeowners in all municipalities doused by a record-breaking rainfall on August 29 will be able to apply to Ontario's Disaster Relief Assistance Program.

With a little help Brentwood programming continues

Flood waters damaged rooms in the main building and the basement in the women's dorm room. Our Lady of Assumption church helped out Brentwood by offering to hold its programming and meals there.

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath touring Windsor flood damage

Horwath is scheduled to meet with Mayor Drew Dilkens and area MPPs at City Hall at 10:30 a.m. Thursday before travelling to parts of the city hardest hit by last week's record-breaking rainfall.

'Just a coincidence': $2.3M backup 911 call centre approved week after Windsor flooding

City of Windsor will have a new backup call centre to handle non-emergency phone calls during events like last week's flood.

Flood follow-up: 8 ways Windsor will fix its sewer system to prevent future floods

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens presented the city's sewer plan during a scheduled council meeting Tuesday following last week's severe flooding.

Windsor garbage crews struggle to keep pace with growing piles of flood debris

Windsor garbage crews are going full tilt picking up waterlogged items left at the curb following last week's flooding, but have barely made a dent as officials investigate using trucks from Detroit.
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Mayor: City will 'scale back' $3M Jackson Park lights project following floods

Windsor's mayor said the city will revisit the decision made the night before heavy rain flooded thousands of basements in the city.

Residents plead for help as provincial disaster relief team surveys Windsor flood damage

Assessment teams in Ontario will estimate the cost of repairing the damage to about 5,000 homes in Windsor, LaSalle, Tecumseh and Lakeshore that were flooded after record rains on Aug. 29.

Windsor residents warn of scavengers sorting through flood-damaged items

Bryan Desjarlais said seeing people pull up and sort through the pieces of his life is almost worse than the flooding that filled his basement and about 5,000 others across Windsor-Essex.

Windsor answers call to help flooded housing complex

The call for help went out last week after heavy rains flooded a Windsor apartment complex, where residents eventually went without power for four days. Precious belongings were destroyed, food rotted in their fridges.

Windsor flood victims issue plea for public help, including food, school supplies

People in south Walkerville are issuing a plea for help from the public after this week's floods in the Windsor, Ont., area.
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'It literally feels like a refugee camp': power cut to social housing units as people recover from storm

Hundreds of people in social housing units woke up without power for the third day as they work to empty basements following this weeks flooding.

Southwestern Ont. mayors call for province to help people who can't get flood insurance

The cry for help comes after a record-breaking rainfall doused Windsor-Essex Monday and Tuesday, flooding thousands of homes for the second time in less than a year.

Watch out for scams after flood waters recede, warns Better Business Bureau

Experts are warning residents in Windsor-Essex to be on the lookout for people who might take advantage of those who just want their home repaired after record-breaking rains damaged thousands of homes across the region.

Flooded homeowners should document clean-up effort and keep receipts, say restoration companies

Restoration companies are working flat out fixing homes in Windsor and Essex County that were flooded during record rainfalls this week and have some advice for homeowners who must now navigate a world of soggy furniture, contractors and insurance claims.

Volunteer weather watcher registered record Windsor rainfall

Allan Traverner is part of a network of volunteers who supply Environment Canada with precipitation data. Between Monday and Tuesday his gauges captured 138.4 mm of rain, one of the city's highest readings.

'We're basically just waiting on a prayer': Windsor woman says after flooding

When April Parè called her insurance provider, she was told her the $40,000 in damage to her basement she wasn't covered.

Windsor to hold special weekend garbage pickup for flood-damaged items

Collection will begin in Riverside and any items not cleared Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be taken away during regular yard waste days, according to a media release from city staff.

Provincial disaster relief may leave scores wanting following Windsor-Essex flooding

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has asked the province to evaluate if widespread flooding in the city qualifies for Disaster Recovery Assistance. But last year, when thousands of homes were soaked, scores of relief claims were denied and scores more have yet to be dealt with.

Teen in critical condition after alleged hit and run during heavy rainfall

The 18-year-old was crossing Drouillard Road near Reginald Street when he was struck by a grey or white sporty sedan, which failed to stop.

Windsor mayor seeks disaster relief funding after flooding hits thousands of homes

More than 2,700 basements have flooded in Windsor and Essex County following two days of record rains that forced businesses to close and saw motorists abandon their cars in roads resembling rushing rivers.

Who to call if your basement is flooded

The city's 311 system is experiencing delays because of the sheer volume of calls. Staff is asking homeowners to utilize the online system.

Weak funnel cloud didn't warrant tornado warning: Environment Canada

The dark, spinning cloud was spotted near Lauzon Road around 3 p.m. and pictures and videos of the weather event were soon posted on social media, where they were observed by meteorologists, but no alerts were issued.

Windsor roads reopen after record rainfall swamps streets

Several traffic lights are still flashing red in all directions, according to police, who reminded drivers to treat such intersections as a four-way stop until crews can get them fixed.

Emergency room at Met Campus reopens after 'significant flooding'

Hospital CEO David Musyj said the emergency room at the hospital near the corner of Tecumseh Road East and Kildare Road was open again as of 10:30 p.m. and added diagnostic imaging, including MRI and CT Scans will resume Wednesday morning.

More rain possible for Windsor-Essex following flooding

Environment Canada is warning there's a 30 per cent chance of showers Wednesday morning with a risk of thunderstorms, but meteorologist Mark Shuster said it shouldn't be anything like the downpours that doused the region over the past two days.

Water Woes: How Windsor businesses fared in the flooding

The significant rainfall that flooded basements in Windsor will also leave an economic impact on the business community in Windsor.

Windsor residents clean up flooded basements: 'Everything is totally ruined'

Two days of torrential storms left Windsor and Essex County residents scrambling to clean up flooded basements and struggling to drive on roads made impassable by water.

'We're managing': Mayor says 300 basements, 'significant' number of roads flooded

Windsor police closed E.C. Row Tuesday afternoon and urged motorists to steer clear of flooded streets, where many drivers abandoned their vehicles in deep water.

Heavy rains pound waterlogged Windsor-Essex following record rainfall

Heavy rains continued to drench Windsor and Essex County in southwestern Ontario Tuesday following a record rainfall Monday night that flooded streets and basements and temporarily closed some businesses.
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Flood warning issued after record rains pound Windsor and Essex County

The bulk of the rain swept through a swath of the county, stretching from McGregor and heading north east toward the area between Tecumseh and Belle River, according to Environment Canada.