Flooding financial assistance extended to April 10
As a result of the damages sustained from this event, provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying claimants, such as home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) announced April 10.
Disaster Financial Assistance has been authorized for all electoral areas and municipalities within the RDEK.
Information about Disaster Financial Assistance is available on the DFA web site. There you will find the DFA Application Form, ‘Disaster Financial Assistance Guidelines for Private Sector’, information bulletins about DFA and insurance and ‘One Step at a time – A Guide to Disaster Recovery’.
For people experiencing rising water, a self-fill sandbag station remains open at the City of Cranbrook Public Works yard on Cobham Avenue. A self-fill sandbag station has also been set up at Centennial Hall in Kimberley for residents wishing to prepare their properties or concerned about high water levels.
Lead image: Some areas of Cranbrook, such as Pop Price Park and Slaterville, are now experiencing some flooding due to drainage bottlenecks causing backups with Hospital Creek and Jim Smith Creek. Ian Cobb/e-KNOW photos