The City of Brantford has posted another Flood Update; this one deals with donations, continued assessment of the situation, anyone who needs further assistance with a place to stay, insurance related inquiries, and a bit of thanks.
They also issued a statement with information about garbage pick-up for the affected areas;
ENHANCED GARBAGE COLLECTION IN IMPACTED FLOOD AREAS starting daily at 7:00am beginning Sat Feb 24 – March 2 to collect bulky items curb side. Residents DO NOT NEED to register however regular program details still apply. Details for bulky pick up prep: https://t.co/E0nsnpZH51 pic.twitter.com/Jk7IyIE2e9
— City of Brantford (@CityofBrantford) February 24, 2018
The link in the tweet is about bulky item pick-up in Brantford, anyone who will be using these emergency services should read that link before putting things on the curb.
As for the Flood Update; in it you will find that the water level has gone down over 4 metres from its peak high during the flood which has brought much relief to the thousands who were impacted by the flooding. For those who are still experiencing urgent requirements for food or shelter you are directed to please contact Victim Services of Brant at 519-756-0113 or 519-756-7050.
If you have questions about insurance then the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) will be in town at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre – 333 Erie Ave, Today, Sunday Feb 25 from 1pm to 5pm or you can call their Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-227-5422.
There were many questions about where donations can be directed and finally there is an answer; Community Resource Services (Brantford Food Bank) will be accepting monetary donations, food items, hygiene products or cleaning items during regular operating hours. Salvation Army will be accepting clothing, diapers, personal items and cleaning items, but not furniture or appliances, at their Thrift Store location at 67 Charing Cross.
If you would like to read more on the Flood Update you can find it here.
With all that in mind please be aware that the State of Emergency is still in effect and that river banks and other bodies of water can still be dangerous and should be treated with extra caution or avoided if possible.
Photo of the Grand River Flood Brantford 2018 by Richard Huskisson