Disaster Financial Assistance Available

Residents in the Regional District of Central Kootenay whose homes or contents incurred damage from floods or slides between March 15—23, 2017 may be eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).

Emergency Management BC has authorized funding for those claimants who qualify and who are unable to obtain insurance to cover their losses. Applicants should first check with their insurance agent to determine if their current insurance policy provides coverage for the resulting damage. As part of the DFA qualification process, the applicant’s insurer will be asked to provide a letter indicating that the applicant could not have purchased insurance to cover these disaster-related losses.

For more information on the assistance, including the application form, please visit http://www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance

Please note that the deadline to submit applications is June 25, 2017.

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Affected residents can contact:


Disaster Financial Assistance:
Email: DFA@gov.bc.ca
Call: 1-888-257-4777 
Fax: 250-952-5542

RDCK Contact:
Deb Burnett

Emergency Management info: http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management.html

RDCK Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay/

Media Enquiries:

Anitra Winje, Information Officer, RDCK
250.352.8166 or 250.354.3476

The content on this page was last updated April 3 2017 at 2:10 PM