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Uxbridge ends post-tornado state of emergency

Uxbridge ends post-tornado state of emergency

UXBRIDGE, ONT.—The Township of Uxbridge has officially ended the state of emergency that was put into effect on May 21when an EF2 tornado caused extensive damage across the municipality. Rebuilding and restoration work continues in Uxbridge to recover from the storm, stated a recent release, and the Township is pledging $30,000 to help residents and businesses recover from the tornado.

Township council approved a recommendation from treasurer Donna Condon for the funding from the township’s golf fund at its June 27 meeting.

The township had maintained the state of emergency after the tornado while the municipality and its residents were receiving recovery services from various levels of government and third-party agencies.

The Region of Durham assisted with tree debris and garbage removal, policing, legal and insurance matters and social services support during the state of emergency.

In addition, the Province of Ontario activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help eligible homeowners, tenants, small businesses, small farms and not-for-profit organizations. More information can be found on the township website.

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