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B.C. expands disaster financial assistance program after flooding, landslides

The assistance is available to those who were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses.

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B.C. has expanded emergency financial assistance for people affected by extensive flooding and landslides over the last three weeks.

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The Ministry of Public Safety says the province’s disaster financial assistance program is available to help eligible people recover from the impacts of a series of destructive storms between Nov. 14 and Dec. 2.

It says eligibility has been expanded to affected residents in the northwest, southwest, central and southeast regions as well as Vancouver Island.

The assistance is available to eligible homeowners, residential tenants, business owners, farm owners and charitable organizations that were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses.

It’s paid out for each approved claim at 80 per cent of the total amount of eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum of $300,000.

Emergency Management B.C. is accepting applications until March 3.

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