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Storm Update - August 18

The Municipality of Tweed has ended the State of Emergency Declaration August 18th at 3:35 pm. The declaration was implemented due to the tornado on July 24, 2022.

The current fire status is very high, and as a result of the tornado, there is a significantly increased risk of wildfires. A full burn ban has been implemented for the Municipality until further notice.

The Municipality has opened property at the end of Quarry Street in Actinolite (located off of Bridgewater across from Actinolite Community Hall, 34 Bridgewater Road) specifically for those impacted by the tornado. This lot can take brush and wood chips. Affected residents can take these materials there to the new driveway on the end of Quarry Street on the right-hand side. Please note, no garbage, construction materials or other items are to be placed at this site; brush only. The Tweed Fire department will arrange for controlled burns of this excess brush on this property once it is safe to do so.

We urge motorists to utilize caution when driving on the roads in the affected areas. Many trees were compromised from the storm and in high winds may continue to fall onto roadways.

The Municipality has met with the Ministry for assessment of property damages due to the tornado. The Municipality is still waiting for a response from the Minister of whether the Disaster Relief Assistance for Ontarians funding will be available for those affected for their principal dwellings without insurance. If you are interested in seeing the full eligibility criteria, please go to https://www.ontario.ca/.../apply-disaster-recovery....