Monday, December 11, 2017

$175M damage estimate for flooded Windsor homes from August rainfall

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.

Dilkens provided update on the August flood in front of a large crowd during a packed Ward 1 residents’ meeting Tuesday night.

He also detailed what the city is doing to mitigate future flooding in the city following the second flooding disaster in less than 12 months.

“We’re trying to deal with climate change,” Dilkens told the crowd. “And to some extent we’re guessing.”

City staff lined the walls of the South Windsor Recreation Complex, prepared to answer questions on topics ranging from public transportation to neighbourhood watch programs.

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