Last week the floodgates opened wide in Southwestern Ontario. London experienced some of its worst flooding in almost 40 years. Nearby Brantford declared a state of emergency, and Chatham-Kent is still waiting to see if Disaster Recovery Assistance will be available to them. It all stemmed from heavy rainfall, and snow melt brought on by warm temperatures. And in London, initial estimates for recovery for parks and recreation areas alone is between $150,000 to $200,000.
Were you affected by local flooding? Hundreds of pictures flooded the internet, but for some unlucky folks, those images drifted too close to home. Basement flooding is a devastating event, made worse by the aftermath of the event—the recovery and cleanup. Anyone unlucky enough to be affected, can attest to the lengthy cleanup and recovery process, including extensive and expensive insurance claims.