Flood assistance available

Flood assistance available

As a result of the recent flooding, provincial disaster financial assistance has been authorized for the coverage of qualifying losses

  • May. 17, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Vernon residents impacted by flooding may be eligible for help.

As a result of the recent flooding, provincial disaster financial assistance has been authorized for the coverage of qualifying losses for claimants unable to obtain insurance coverage.

“All applicants should first check with their insurance agent to determine if their current insurance policy provides coverage for the resulting damage,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, with the City of Vernon.

Information and application forms about disaster financial assistance are available at www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance. Application forms are also available at the Vernon fire hall.

Emergency Management B.C. encourages people to submit their application as soon as possible, and the deadline to receive applications is Aug. 5. Applications can be submitted to DFA@gov.bc.ca or by fax: 250-952-5542.

As applications are received, EMBC evaluators will contact the applicants to explain the DFA program requirements and schedule an onsite visit. The DFA call centre number is 1-888-257-4777.