Help available for those in Castlegar with damage from flooding

Important Notice from Emergency Management BC for those impacted by flooding.3

  • Jul. 27, 2012 7:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO Those Impacted by the June 22, 2012 to July 2, 2012 Overland Flooding Event in Castlegar

Those impacted by the June 22, 2012 to July 2, 2012 flooding event may be eligible for financial support under British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program (DFA). Please note this does not include flooding from the July 17, 2012 rain event at this time.

Assistance is available to qualifying homeowners, residential tenants (renters), small business owners, farmers, and charitable organizations that incurred more than $1,000 of uninsurable damage caused by the June 22, 2012 to July 2, 2012 flooding event and that are situated within the geographic boundaries of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, including the City of Castlegar.

Assistance is limited to providing compensation for 80 percent of eligible items that are considered essential to a home, livelihood or charitable service, for the portion of the claim that exceeds $1,000 to a maximum claim of $300,000.

Homeowner assistance is only available for a principal residence. Seasonal properties and secondary homes are not eligible.

To apply for financial assistance, individuals must complete and return an Application for Disaster Financial Assistance. Application forms are available from the Emergency Management BC web site at: http://www.pep.bc.ca/dfa_claims/dfa.html, Government Agent offices, most local government offices, Emergency Management BC regional offices, or by e-mailing the EMBC Recovery Office in Victoria at Pep.Funding@gov.bc.ca or calling toll-free at 1-888-257-4777.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than October 7, 2012 to:

Ministry of Justice

Emergency Management BC

PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9J1

 

OR via Fax: 250-952-5542 OR via e-mail: PEP.Funding@gov.bc.ca