Heavy rains and strong winds from November 30 to December 2, 2020 cause massive damage to the region Saint-Siméon
Due to the abundant rains and strong winds that occurred from November 30 to December 2, 2020, the Quebec government announced that the Parish of Saint-Siméon, located in the administrative region of Gaspésie -Îles-de-la-Madeleine, as well as its citizens, could benefit from the General Compensation and Financial Assistance Program in the event of real or imminent disasters if they meet the eligibility criteria.
“The safety of Quebecers is a priority for our government. It is important that Quebec municipalities and their citizens feel supported. This is why the government has implemented a financial assistance program adapted to their needs. ” Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier, Minister of Public Security
The general compensation and financial assistance program for real or imminent disasters aims to support, when eligible, municipalities, citizens and businesses that have been victims of a disaster, as well as organizations that have provided assistance and assistance. during a disaster.
This program is a last resort aid, in particular to repair certain eligible damages to main residences, businesses and essential municipal infrastructures. A municipality is not eligible for financial assistance if it has not adopted a civil protection plan as provided for in the Regulation respecting alert and mobilization procedures and minimum emergency means to protect the safety of persons and persons. property in the event of a claim .
It can also be used to compensate municipalities for expenses additional to current expenses caused by the implementation of temporary preventive, intervention or restoration measures.
Each claim for financial assistance received by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique is analyzed for its eligibility, in accordance with the various criteria of the General Compensation and Financial Assistance Program in the event of real or imminent disasters.