Fire and Emergency Services

Emergency Services FAQ

  1. What do we after we’ve been affected by flooding in communities and homes?
  2. Due to the recent flooding event on the West Coast of the island, how do I apply for disaster financial assistance as a homeowner, municipality, a not-for-profit organization or a small business owner?

 

1. What do we after we’ve been affected by flooding in communities and homes?

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2. Due to the recent flooding event on the West Coast of the island, how do I apply for disaster financial assistance as a homeowner, municipality, a not-for-profit organization or a small business owner?

The Government of Newfoundland Labrador must determine that the weather event falls under the criteria for the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements Program. Once this has been determined, the general public will be notified through media releases.

Compensation for damages caused by the recent flooding will be based on criteria established by both the federal and provincial disaster financial assistance programs. Applications can be made by individual homeowners, municipalities and communities, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.

Residents are encouraged to contact their insurance companies first and to take steps to mitigate any further damage. The Insurance Bureau of Canada Consumer Info Centre has an information line for insurance policy holders to get information and advice: 1-844-227-5422 (ext 228).

Please see the following application forms for the Newfoundland and Labrador Disaster Financial Assistance Program (NL-DFAP):

In applying, please refer to the guidelines for the program depending on the applicant, as well as the program policy statement which provides addition information:

In addition to being available here on the website, applications will be available at local municipal councils, and at Municipal Affairs and Environment’s regional offices.

Residents can gain additional information and applications for the NL-DFAP by emailing NL-DFAP@gov.nl.ca, or by telephone at 1-888-395-5611.

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