$500,000 paid in Cache Creek flood claims so far

The Disaster Financial Assistance program has paid out $509,00 to residents so far.

  • Jun. 23, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The B.C. government has already approved 24 claims and paid out $509,000 in Disaster Financial Assistance to residents of Cache Creek after a May 23 flash flood damaged property and forced the evacuation of several homes and businesses.

To date, 63 applications for assistance have been received. Emergency Management BC is working to process the remaining applications as quickly as possible.

Emergency Management BC’s Disaster Financial Assistance team of four evaluators have been supporting Cache Creek almost every day since the flood occurred.

Disaster Financial Assistance is available to homeowners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local governments that were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses.

Financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80 per cent of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000.

Applications for Disaster Financial Assistance for the Cache Creek flood must be submitted by Aug. 24. The DFA application form can be accessed through the Emergency Management BC website at www.embc.gov.bc.ca/em/dfa_claims/dfa.html.

The flooding was caused by an estimated 30 to 40 millimetres of rain that fell on Cache Creek in less than one hour.