Saskatoon residents who suffered property damage as a result of heavy rains on June 20 may soon be eligible for compensation from the province.
On that date, a very localized thunderstorm dropped 45mm to 75mm of rain on the eastern and southeastern parts of the city in just one hour.
Saskatoon city government recommends that council decide whether to apply to be designated as an eligible assistance area under the provincial disaster assistance program, which covers uninsurable property damage caused by severe weather. .
The minimum possible claim is one claim of $5,000 or multiple smaller claims totaling $25,000.00. The administration believes the city has reached that mark, according to a report at Monday’s council meeting.
“Once the City of Saskatoon is designated, the Province of Saskatchewan will arrange for the adjustment of claims and make payments where applicable. The required claim forms will be available online in the province and will be available at City Hall” , says the report. .
Once council passes the resolution, the city attorney’s office is ready to complete the process and contact residents who have contacted the city and provide instructions on how to apply.