Canada N.B. offers money for cottages damaged in flood

17:52  16 may  2018
17:52  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

N.B. flood recovery costs could hit $80M, minister says

  N.B. flood recovery costs could hit $80M, minister says A major flood that destroyed homes and cottages along the St. John River could cost taxpayers up to $80 million.The New Brunswick government could cover between $10 million and $15 million of those costs, said Andrew Harvey. The  federal government would cover the remainder.

The Canadian Red Cross is offering flood cleanup kits — containing squeegees, sponges, work gloves and other items — to New Brunswickers who can safely “Some of them are off their foundations, and others are just gone,” he said, estimating that at least 30 cottages were destroyed in the disaster.

Michelle Cain looks for belongings in debris from homes and cottages destroyed by the floodwater He says insurance hasn’t been available for damage from river flooding — leaving the 57-year-old After living through his second devastating flood in a decade, Allen said if the government money

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government says it will offer a one-time payment to cottage owners whose properties were damaged in recent record-breaking flooding.

Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey announced the special payment today in Fredericton, weeks after floodwaters first swept through several communities along the Saint John River causing extensive damage to primary and recreational homes.

Harvey says cottage owners must apply for the financial relief and that payments will be capped at $6,100 to help clean up their property.

He says the money will make sure "potential health and safety risks are removed and the natural environment of these communities will be restored."

Costly cleanup starts in flooded New Brunswick

  Costly cleanup starts in flooded New Brunswick MAUGERVILLE, N.B. - For many residents of the riverside communities of New Brunswick, the long and stressful process of cleaning up damaged properties is underway in the wake of a record-breaking flood. Water levels have been dropping steadily in the in flood-stricken province, revealing structural damage. In the community of Maugerville on the east side of the Saint John River, resident Bruce Betts spent the past three days hauling damaged furniture, appliances and gyprock out of a basement that filled with over a metre of water.

Michelle Cain looks for belongings in debris from homes and cottages destroyed by the floodwater He says insurance hasn’t been available for damage from river flooding — leaving the 57-year-old After living through his second devastating flood in a decade, Allen said if the government money

Kevin Gaddess walks past debris from homes and cottages as floodwater continues to flood Route 690 in Princess Park, N . B . on Saturday, May 12, 2018. While the worst is over, residents and volunteers alike are turning their attention to the debris and damage left by the record-level flooding .

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Claims will be assessed by adjusters after property owners register the damage with the province by phone or online.

About 1,800 people have so far registered with the Disaster Assistance Financial Program, which is for primary residences damaged in the flooding.

B.C. braces for second surge of flooding .
GRAND FORKS, B.C. - Residents and emergency crews are bracing for another surge of floodwaters, after surveying damage in some of the worst-hit parts of British Columbia during a reprieve over the weekend. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said about 3,000 residents remain under an evacuation order due to the ongoing threat of a second flood, with high forecasted temperatures expected melt snow at higher elevations. Rivers are expected The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said about 3,000 residents remain under an evacuation order due to the ongoing threat of a second flood, with high forecasted temperatures expected melt snow at higher elevations.

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