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Information Bulletin: Temporary Program, Private Drinking Water Well Testing | HealthLink BC
National Electrical Manufacturers Association - Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment
Emergency Flood evacuee guidance - BC Government
Returning home after a flood - BC Government
This assistance is for homeowners affected by the flood the recommendation is that if you get the application in early you will be processed early. There will be a great number to be submitted across the province, so apply early.
Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA)
Applicants should be aware of the following:
- Financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80% of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000.
- Claims may be made in more than one category (e.g., homeowner and farm owner).
- A homeowner or residential tenant must show that the home is their principal residence.
- Seasonal or recreational properties, hot tubs, patios, pools, garden tools, landscaping, luxury items (e.g., jewelry, fur coats and collectibles) and recreational items (e.g., bicycles) are not eligible for assistance.
- Small business owners and farm owners must demonstrate that their farms and businesses are their primary source of income.
- Charitable organizations must provide a benefit of service to the community at large.
- DFA is limited to restoring actual damage caused by a specific disaster that has been declared eligible for compensation.
Applications for the DFA event must be submitted to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) by Feb. 12, 2022.