Manitobans affected by the recent heavy rainstorms, high winds and overland flooding can now apply for disaster financial assistance.
Disaster financial assistance is a federal and provincially funded program to help people recover from property damage that isn’t covered by insurance.
People who have property damage related to the recent storms and flooding should first double-check their insurance before submitting a claim.
Claim forms are available at the Brandon City Hall treasury counter. People should make sure to document and take photos of damage as well.
More information can be found online at www.gov.mb.ca/emo or by calling 1-204-945-3050. People can also call the City of Brandon’s enquiry line at 204-729-2186.
The provincial emergency measures organization will also have their mobile recovery van stationed in Brandon on the Keystone Centre grounds on Wednesday and Thursday, July 1617.
It’s open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. to help with the application process.
The City of Brandon is also in the process of submitting its own claim for disaster financial assistance for damages to city property.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 10, 2014