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Disaster financial assistance available for flood-affected communities

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Disaster financial assistance available for flood-affected communities

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Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
250 952-5560

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Flooding financial assistance available for B.C. Interior communities

Following a disaster, the provincial government may declare the event eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).

Once declared, the DFA program may compensate individuals for essential uninsurable losses and/or reimburse local governments for damaged infrastructure. DFA is now available to local governments, First Nations and affected residents in the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary, Okanagan Similkameen, Central Okanagan, Columbia Shuswap and North Okanagan.

Other regions that qualify to apply for DFA, as of May 14, 2018, include:

In the Northeast:

Applications for this DFA event in the Cariboo Regional District, the City of Quesnel, the Regional District of Fraser Fort George, Kluskus First Nation, Xatsull First Nation, Williams Lake Indian Band, Tlètinqox Government, Ulkatcho First Nation, Nazko First Nation, and ?Esdilagh, must be submitted to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) by Aug. 1, 2018.

In the Central Interior:

Applications for this DFA event in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (including municipalities, unincorporated areas and First Nations). North Okanagan Regional District (including all electoral areas, municipalities and First Nation communities within the NORD boundaries), the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (including all electoral areas, municipalities and First Nation communities within the CSRD boundaries), the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District (including all electoral areas, municipalities and First Nation communities within the OSRD boundaries), and the Central Okanagan Regional District (including all electoral areas, municipalities and First Nation communities within the CORD boundaries) must be submitted to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) by July 16, 2018.

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