More flood vic­tims re­turn home

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vioc­to­ria Vanier Ma­gog

Forty- six of the nine­tysix Ma­gog flood vic­tims be­ing housed by the Cana­dian Red Cross were al­lowed to re­turn to their homes on Mon­day. The clean-up work in most of the build­ings and apart­ments that were dam­aged is well un­der way and renters must con­tact the build­ings’ own­ers for in­for­ma­tion about how the work is pro­gress­ing.

Those res­i­dents who were al­lowed to re­turn home need to fol­low the in­for­ma­tion given to them by Ma­gog’s pub­lic safety depart­ment about dis­in­fect­ing ob­jects and food and pre­vent­ing the de­vel­op­ment

of mold. This in­for­ma­tion is also avail­able on the town’s web­site in the Se­cu­rité publique sec­tion.

Sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions are of­fer­ing sup­port and ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the fam­i­lies re­turn­ing home, such as the town of Ma­gog, the Mem­phrem­a­gog food bank, the Mai­son de la famille Mem­phrem­a­gog, and the CSSSM.

Since the flood, a to­tal of 192 peo­ple were un­der the care of the Red Cross which pro­vided cloth­ing, food and/or lodg­ing. The town of Ma­gog con­tin­ues its agree­ment with the Red Cross to make sure that the peo­ple who can’t re­turn to their homes are lodged un­til Septem­ber 12th. The needs are eval­u­ated on a daily ba­sis. The town is ask­ing for the col­lab­o­ra­tion of those peo­ple af­fected by the flood­ing to take the nec­es­sary steps to find a hous­ing so­lu­tion while they wait to be rein­te­grated into their homes.

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