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Disaster funding approved for victims of flood

Provincial funds are being made available for those affected by recent flooding in the District of Kent.

Last Friday, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) announced that as a result of the June 18 to July 1 flooding event in the Lower Mainland, provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying homeowners, residential tenants (renters), small businesses, farm owners, charitable organizations and local government bodies.

Prior to applying for DFA, all applicants should first check with their insurance agent to determine if their current insurance policy provides coverage for the resulting damage.

As part of the DFA qualification process, businesses, farmers and charitable/volunteer organizations will need to provide a letter from their insurer indicating that they could not purchase insurance to cover these disaster-related losses.

Applications and guidelines for DFA are available at EMBC’s website at  www.pep.bc.ca/dfa_claims/dfa.html, or paper copies may be picked up at the reception counter at the District of Kent Municipal Hall, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz during regular business hours.

Completed applications will be accepted by email at  PEP.funding@gov.bc.ca or by fax at 1-250-952-5542. The deadline date for EMBC to receive completed forms is Oct. 16, 2012.

 

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