There some good news for those property owners that might have been affected by the recent flooding in Kelowna. 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 induced flooding June 9th.
B.C.’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.
Regional Emergency Program Coordinator Jason Brolund says, “Following the heavy rains on June 9th, the Regional Emergency Program applied 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.”
Brolund adds, “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 9th storm can visit the Emergency Management BC website (http://pep.bc.ca/dfa_claims/dfa.html) 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 29th, 2012.
Earlier this spring, Emergency Management BC also approved Disaster Financial Assistance funding for overland flooding events in Kelowna and West Kelowna between April 25th and 28th. The deadline for those applications is August 9th, 2012.