Peace Region flood victims eligible for financial assistance

A photo of Dawson Creek during the flood of June 2016. Photo by City of Dawson Creek

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that Disaster Financial Assistance is now available to those impacted by flooding in the Peace River Regional District.

The financial assistance is available to home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses. The compensation of each accepted claim covers 80% of total eligible damages between $1,000 and $300,000.

While claims can be made in more than one category, applicants must provide proof that their home is their principal residence, while rental property landlords must apply as a small business. Those wishing to apply should know that seasonal or recreational properties, hot tubs, patios, pools, garden tools, landscaping, luxury items, and recreational items are not eligible to be claimed.

Applications for Disaster Financial Assistance must be submitted to Emergency Management BC by Sept 15th of this year. A full list of guidelines, as well as an application form can be found here: http://ow.ly/CKSs301ncgO