Disaster relief funding on the way for Alberni Valley residents

People living in Port Alberni, ACRD or Tseshaht First Nation could qualify for provincial disaster relief money.

Alberni Valley residents whose homes were damaged due to flooding along the Somass River or at Sproat Lake between Nov. 3–14 now qualify for provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).

Local areas approved for DFA funding include the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, the Tseshaht First Nation and the City of Port Alberni.

Other areas include Strathcona Regional District, Campbell River, Comox Valley Regional District and the City of Courtenay, Regional District of Regional District of Mount Waddington, Town of Port McNeil, Squamish Lillooet Regional District, Village of Pemberton, Lil’wat First Nation, District of Squamish, Skatin First Nation, Tsal’alh (Seton Lake Indian Band), Wuikinuxv (Oweekeno) First Nation.

Disaster Financial Assistance is available to homeowners, 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 Feb. 14, 2017.

British Columbians can access the DFA application at: www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance.

Assistance is also available to local governments for things like emergency response measures authorized by Emergency Management BC (EMBC) by response task number, including incremental costs associated with Emergency Operations Centres.

For more details on who and what qualify under the DFA program, go online to http://ow.ly/dlsY306f9Cv.

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