Flood disaster cash approved
Jun 29, 2012 / 12:13 pm
Property owners who have been affected by recent flooding in Kelowna are in for some good news.
Emergency Management BC has advised the Regional District of Central Okanagan Emergency Program that Disaster Financial Assistance has been approved related to any Overland Flooding damage caused by the rain on June 9.
Regional Emergency Program Coordinator Jason Brolund says following the heavy rains on June 9 an application was submitted to Emergency Management BC for financial assistance eligibility for any Kelowna residents, businesses or charitable volunteer organizations that sustained flood damage.
"Yesterday we received word from Emergency Management BC that the application had been approved. Affected property owners may be eligible for up to $300,000 in provincial assistance to make repairs to their principle residence for damages over $1,000. Emergency Management BC administers and has established the process and guidelines by which property owners may file an application.”
Those property owners or organizations that sustained flood damage from the June 9 storm can visit the Emergency Management BC website and follow the guidelines and applications information. The Provincial program encourages them to read the guidelines, contact their insurance companies and submit an application, if they deem they are eligible. The deadline for all applications is September 29, 2012.
Some of the properties that were affected by the June 9 flooding are, businesses on Totom Court and homes along Mill Creek.
Earlier this spring, Emergency Management BC also approved Disaster Financial Assistance funding for overland flooding events in Kelowna and West Kelowna that occurred between April 25 and 28. The deadline for those applications is August 9, 2012.
BC’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program helps those impacted by a disaster cope with the cost of repairs and recovery from uninsurable disaster-related property damage.
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