Deadline draws near for flood assistance

Residents may be eligible for provincial help after flooding during June and July

Time is running out to pursue provincial help related to this summer’s flooding.

The deadline to apply for disaster financial assistance funding is Oct. 26.

“It is available to residents, business owners, farmers  and charitable organizations affected by flooding the North Okanagan experienced in June and early July 2102,” said Ron Baker, Regional District of North Okanagan protective services manager.

“Certain qualifications may apply.”

It is up to individuals to submit claims directly to the provincial Disaster Financial Assistance office.

Review the guidelines at www.pep.bc.ca/dfa_claims/dfa.html and complete the application. Information and printed copies of guidelines and forms may be obtained from PEP.Funding@gov.bc.ca or 1-888-257-4777.