Grand Valley requests Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team

April 14, 2014   ·   0 Comments




The Town of Grand Valley has asked the Canadian Red Cross to deploy a Disaster Assistance Team to assess damages and needs related to this past weekend’s flooding. The area to be assessed includes homes along River Street, Main Street South, Cooper Street, George Street and Parkview Drive.


The rising river level forced the closure of a few roads including Water Street into Grand Valley itself. While Water Street has reopened the flood waters caused a large culvert to collapse on Sideroad 24/25 between Concession 2/3 and Concession 4/5. Public works has placewd barricades at either end of this road but repairs may take some time due to the extent of the damage.


The Red Cross teams will assess to see if the affected families require any support in their effort to recover from the flooding of the Grand River over the past few days. “The flooding did not come as a surprise and thanks to the efforts of many partners a community meeting was held several weeks ago to help the residents prepare for this eventuality” said Mayor John Oosterhoff who himself was out over the weekend speaking with residents.


The Red Cross volunteers will be providing advice to homeowners on cleaning up after a flood and for those who need it, they will have flood clean-up kits to distribute. All Red Cross personnel are identifiable by their distinctive red apparel.


For more information on emergency preparedness and recovery after a disaster visit the County of Dufferin’s website at or find DufferinEM on Facebook or Twitter.


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