The Manitoba government announced that they will be providing Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) to individuals and municipalities experiencing damages to infrastructure, private residences, farms or small businesses due to spring flooding.
DFA programs provide provincial assistance for certain disaster-related losses when a widespread natural disaster strikes and creates an unreasonable financial burden. DFA helps Manitobans recover by providing financial assistance for uninsurable losses to basic and essential property. DFA will also assist with verified livestock losses.
Manitobans are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to review their policy coverage before applying for DFA, noted the minister. Insurable costs, such as sewer backup, are not covered by DFA. Some Manitobans may have also purchased overland flood insurance.
If you are a resident of Manitoba and you have damage to your home or business from a
disaster, there are some important points to keep in mind:
The Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization will be offering webinars for the public to provide an overview of DFA and answer questions. More information about dates, times and how to register will be available online in the coming weeks.
For more information like:
- Steps to take
- Frequently asked questions
- A short Youtube video on how to apply