EIGHT MONTHS LATER, MANY PONTIAC FLOOD VICTIMS STILL WAITING FOR HELP 12/4/2017 9:38:51 AM
Of the sixty-six families in the Pontiac who were the most affected by Spring flooding, many are still being processed. Twenty-three dwellings were ordered demolished, but as recently as mid-November, only twelve demolition permits were issued. Newly-elected Pontiac Warden Jane Toller says she's aware that many think the wheels of bureaucracy are turning too slowly.
Pontiac resident Robert Bergeron's property is among those in limbo, and he shared his frustrations in a recent interview with Radio Canada. Bergeron had wanted the Quebec government to fund stop-gap repairs to his home so he'd have some place to live over the winter months, but now believes they have little interest in helping him out. Warden Toller says a number of the existing homes will no longer qualify to be rebuilt. The province has said it's doing the best it can to expedite flood damage claims.