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Regional District
November 17th, 2017
November 17th, 2017

Disaster Financial Assistance Authorized for October 2017 Flooding in CCRD

Message from Emergency Management BC

The following message is from Emergency Management BC:

Major flooding in several areas of the province from October 23-27, 2017 has caused property and content damages. As a result of the damages sustained from this event, provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying claimants, such as 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.

Disaster Financial Assistance has been authorized for the following areas:

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (electoral areas C and E)
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (electoral area A)
Central Coast Regional District
Village of Queen Charlotte
City of Terrace
Village of Telkwa

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, the applicant´s insurer will be asked to provide a letter indicating that the applicant could not have purchased insurance to cover these disaster-related losses.

Information about Disaster Financial Assistance is available on the DFA web site at http://www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance.  
The website contains the DFA Application Form, ´Disaster Financial Assistance Guidelines for Private Sector´, information bulletins about DFA and insurance and ´One Step at a time - A Guide to Disaster Recovery´.

Province of BC's Disaster Financial Assistance Program - Key InformationProvince of BC's Disaster Financial Assistance Program - Key Information
Province of BC's Disaster Financial Assistance Program - Key Information

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EMBC encourages people to submit their application as soon as possible so that the damage assessment can be completed promptly.
The deadline for EMBC to receive this form is February 15, 2018.  

Completed applications can be e-mailed or faxed to the EMBC office:
e-mail: DFA@gov.bc.ca
fax: 250-952-5542  

As applications are received, EMBC will advise applicants of their eligibility for DFA and if required, an evaluator will contact the applicants to schedule an onsite visit.  

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Emergency Management BC at:
Telephone: 1 888 257-4777 (toll-free)
Alternate Telephone: 250 952-5505 (Victoria)
Email: dfa@gov.bc.ca

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