The provincial government has launched a Disaster Financial Assistance program to help small businesses, municipalities and individuals who suffered property damage following the current freshet season.
Water levels have risen quickly over the past week, reaching, and in some cases surpassing levels last seen during the flood of 2008. Damage to private and public infrastructure has already been reported, and is likely to increase in the days ahead.
The program provides assistance for eligible damage and losses that threaten the health and safety of individuals, municipalities and small businesses. The maximum assistance for structural repairs to private residences is $160,000, while the maximum for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations is $500,000.
The Disaster Financial Assistance program covers the same items as the federal program. The qualifying criteria as established by the federal government can be found online