BESTPHOTO SASKATOON,SK–AUGUST 08/2017-0809 News Flooding- Employees of McGill’s Industrial Services work to remove water from Market Mall after the mall experiences storm water issues from heaven rain fall in Saskatoon, SK on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Liam Richards)
Liam Richards, Saskatoon StarPhoenix


Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Saskatoon residents whose property was damaged by an early August storm can apply to the province for disaster assistance.

City council endorsed asking the province for financial assistance for the Aug. 8 rainstorm that flooded intersections and some households, mainly on the city’s east side.

The city’s application to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) was approved by the province, a city news release says.

Residents whose property was damaged by flooding or water seepage as a result of the Aug. 8 storm can apply for provincial assistance.

Application forms can be downloaded from the city’s website or obtained from the city solicitor’s office at city hall. The PDAP application requires a letter from the homeowner’s insurance company.

People with questions can contact the province for more information from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at 1-866-632-4033 or send an email to pdapdocs@gov.sk.ca. Applications must be received by Feb. 8.

The Aug. 8 rain storm was so intense that resulting flooding forced the Market Mall to close for the day. It marked the second time this summer that an extreme storm caused flooding. A July 10 thunderstorm also caused flooding.

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