The program responsible for compensating victims of the floods in Dawson Creek will host a public meeting Monday.
Disaster Financial Assistance program representatives will hold the meeting June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Encana Events Centre. The meeting is open to the public.
"Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available to eligible British Columbians in the Peace River Regional District area, including Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort St John, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe, Taylor, Tumbler Ridge and the First Nations communities of Saulteau and West Moberly who may have been impacted from the major flooding that occurred this past week. DFA is available to 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.
Applications for DFA must be submitted to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) by Sept 15, 2016. British Columbians can access the DFA application form here.
Facts about Disaster Financial Assistance:
DFA is available to qualifying home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farm owners, and charitable organizations.
Applicants should be aware of the following: Financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80 per cent of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000."