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Disaster relief from storm

The province is coming to the aid of those affected by last week's severe rain storm.

Since the event took place last Wednesday the City of Kamloops has been working to evaluate damage sustained in the community and surrounding areas.

The evaluation resulted in the City applying for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).

The province has informed city officials help is on the way.

DFA is available 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.

All applicants should first check with their insurance agent to determine if their current insurance policy provides coverage for the resulting damage.

Depending on the circumstances, small business owners, farmers, and strata property owners may have been able to obtain commercial insurance for certain losses.  

Click here for application forms and information about Disaster Financial Assistance.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible so that the damage assessments can be completed; however residents have until October 27th, 2014 to submit a claim.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to [email protected] or faxed to 250-952-5542. Further inquires can be made to 1-888-257-4777.

As applications are received, EMBC contracted evaluators will contact applicants to explain the DFA program requirements and schedule an onsite visit.

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