The Manitoba government has 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.
The purpose of this program is to help Manitobans recover from natural disasters that caused an unreasonable financial burden by providing financial assistance to uninsurable losses.
Manitobans are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to review their policy coverage before applying for Disaster Financials Assistance (DFA). Insurable costs, such as sewer backup, are not covered by DFA. Some Manitobans may have also purchased overland flood insurance.
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 on the Government of Manitoba website in the coming weeks.
The Government of Manitoba has set up information sessions for the public to learn more about the application, screening, inspection, evaluation and payment process. For more information, please see the following Public Notice in our News & Announcements section.