Weyburn City Council passed a motion at its last meeting to apply for the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) to help residents after the heavy rain event on May 13, 2022.
The application has since been approved by the Government of Saskatchewan.
PDAP assists residents, small businesses, agricultural operations, First Nations, non-profits, and communities recover after natural disasters. The program may help cover the cost of uninsurable essential losses, cleanup, repairs, and temporary relocation.
After significant rainfall on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, City Manager Matthew Warren said the City has reached out to the provincial government once again.
“We have to take a report, and a resolution has to come from Council, which I'll be taken to the Council meeting coming up next Monday,” said Warren. “All our applications have to go through the provincial government, they've created this program, and municipalities are eligible as assistance areas.”
He added the provincial government determines if the weather events meet the criteria for funding.
“The event that we had on May 13, and the event that we have had on the 20 and the 21 of June both fit within that criteria.”
He added it's only for uninsurable losses.
“So, if a property has something that is insurable, that would not fit within this program.”
Application forms are available HERE.