News from Kamloops

July 27, 2012

Kamloops residents may be eligible for disaster financial assistance

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops has been informed by Emergency Management BC that residents impacted by flood damage may apply for funding through the Disaster Financial Assistance Program. This program is legislated by the Province of BC's Emergency Program Act under the Ministry of Justice.

BC's Disaster Financial Assistance Program (DFA) helps those impacted by a disaster cope with the cost of repairs and recovery from uninsurable disaster-related property damage. Kamloops residents who were impacted by the recent flooding may apply for financial assistance. DFA helps to replace or restore essential items and property that have been destroyed or damaged to pre-disaster condition.

Insurable damages, such as sewer or sump pit back-up or water entry from above ground including roofs and windows, are not eligible for DFA.

Residents wishing to apply for assistance and have their applications reviewed by the Province may do so at: http://pep.bc.ca/dfa_claims/SummaryofDFA.pdf

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Media Contact:
Len Hrycan, EOC Director
City of Kamloops
250-828-3484 lhrycan@kamloops.ca