As work crews continue to remove and clear snow as a result of the recent blizzard, the Provincial Government has begun assessing damage costs from the event. Residents, not-for-profit organizations and communities are advised that applications and information sheets for the Newfoundland and Labrador Disaster Financial Assistance Program are available online at www.gov.nl.ca/fes/faq/emergencymanagement.html. This information can also be attained by calling 1-888-395-5611.
Compensation for damages caused by the recent snowfall event will be based on criteria established by both the federal and provincial disaster financial assistance programs. Applications can be made by individual homeowners, small businesses, non-profit organizations and communities.
Residents are encouraged to contact their insurance companies first and to take steps to mitigate any further damage. The Insurance Bureau of Canada has set up an information line for insurance policy holders to get information and advice. They can call 1-844-227-5422, ext. 228.
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