Officials in Windsor and Tecumseh are waiting on the province to find out if residents will be eligible for government grants, after thousands of basements were flooded.
States of emergency were declared in the two communities following heavy rain that continued from Wednesday night through Friday.
Environment Canada says 200 millimetres of rain fell in the region in a 24-hour span Thursday, more than double the 94 mm of rain Windsor-Essex usually receives in all of September.
— Tom Fraser (@thomfraser) September 29, 2016
Administrative officials have said the city fielded nearly two-thousand calls from residents reporting flooded basements, and Tecumseh got about the same.
If the provincial government declares the region a disaster zone, residents may be eligible for grants to help repair the damage.
The Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario, meantime, is warning residents to beware of contractors soliciting business. The organization is urging homeowners to do their research, and get several estimates before agreeing to anything.