B.C. flood evacuees to get additional financial support

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The BC government is working with the Canadian Red Cross to provide additional financial assistance for those affected by recent floods and landslides.

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On Tuesday, the government announced that the Red Cross would provide $2,000 to people whose primary residence has been placed on evacuation orders due to flooding and extreme weather.

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Last week, BC launched disaster financial assistance program For eligible residents in the Southwest, Central and Southeastern regions of the province and Vancouver Island.

That aid includes all indigenous communities, electoral areas and municipalities within geographic boundaries.

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All homeowners, residential tenants, business owners, local governments, indigenous communities, farmers and charitable organizations who were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related damages can apply.

application must be submitted Emergency Management BC By February 12, 2022.

Financial assistance is provided for a maximum claim of $300,000 for each accepted claim at 80 percent of the total eligible damage amount in excess of $1,000.

To qualify, a landlord or residential tenant must show that the home is their main residence. Seasonal or recreational properties and recreational items are not eligible.

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Red Cross financial aid announced on Tuesday will not affect eligibility for support from provincial emergency support services program.

To arrive, evacuees must register with the Red Cross by calling 1 800 863-6582 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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