In a press release Thursday, the BC Government announced it would be providing financial assistance for eligible British Columbians affected by the flooding and landslides that occurred earlier this week.

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The financial assistance known as Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available to residents in southwest, central and southeast areas of the province and Vancouver Island affected by the November 14th to 16th flooding and landslides. 

The assistance includes all Indigenous communities, electoral areas and municipalities within the geographic boundaries of these areas. 

DFA is available to homeowners, residential tenants, business owners, local governments, Indigenous communities, farmers and charitable organizations that were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses. 

Applications for the DFA event can be submitted via an application online. Applications must be submitted by February 12th 2022. 

According to the provincial government, each accepted claim will receive financial assistance at 80% of the total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, with a maximum claim of $300,000.

The BC Government assures all applications will be assessed in a fair and consistent way. 

For more information, eligibility criteria and applications you can visit Prepared BC or call 1-888-257-4777. 

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