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Disaster recovery program approved for 2016 flooding

If you were impacted by the flooding in the summer, you’ll be able to apply for relief.

According to a public notice, the government of Alberta has approved a disaster recovery program for residents of the city whose homes, businesses or properties were damaged by the heavy rain over July 10-11. Residents who were affected by the flooding could be eligible to receive Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) funding.

The DRP funds are meant to provide assistance for property damages not covered by insurance, as well as losses and other expenses caused by natural disasters.

Applicants for DRP funding can contact the agency directly at 1-888-671-1111 or send an email to [email protected].

Residents will require the following documentation in order to have their applications considered.

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-A government issued ID

-An insurance letter

-A utility bill from within 90 days of the event

-If a tenant, a lease agreement covering the event date

Residents looking for more information can go to http://www.aema.alberta.ca/disaster-recovery-programs

As for the Saskatchewan side, residents will have had a six month window from start of the flooding in which to submit an application to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) which is in place to assist with uninsured losses. While the program is not advertised, workers with the program will reach out to communities experiencing a disaster to ensure residents are aware of their options.

Extensions to the deadline can be requested in writing, and may be permitted on reasonable grounds. Karen Hill, a communications staff with the Saskatchewan government, stated that four claims were received by the program from Saskatchewan-side residents of the city, with only one deemed eligible for compensation.

 

 

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