Flood relief money available following last week’s storm

NANAIMO – Financial relief is available for Nanaimo, the Regional District of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Financial relief is available for residents of Nanaimo, the Regional District of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation following last week’s storm.

The provincial government announced that homeowners, residential tenants, owners of small businesses, farmers, charities and local government bodies who weren’t able to obtain insurance to cover losses related to the disaster could be eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance money.

The assistance is for overland flooding that took place between Dec. 8-12.

According to the province, the money is provided for each accepted claim at 80 per cent of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000.

For more information, please call 1-888- 257-4777. To download an application, please go to www.embc.gov.bc.ca/em/dfa_claims/dfa.html.

Applications must be received by Emergency Management B.C. by March 12.