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The province has made application forms available for disaster financial assistance in the wake of last weekend’s flooding in western Newfoundland.

Residents, not-for-profit organizations and communities can apply to the Newfoundland and Labrador Disaster Financial Assistance Program (NL-DFAP) online at gov.nl.ca/fes/faq/emergencymanagement.html.

Compensation for damages 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 – 1-844-227-5422, ext. 228.

Further details about NL-DFAP, including information sheets and applications, can be found at gov.nl.ca/fes/faq/emergencymanagement.html. This information can also be attained by calling 1-888-395-5611 or by emailing nl-dfap@gov.nl.ca.

Residents are reminded to take measures to ensure personal safety wherever possible. Important information for residents and communities on addressing flooding is contained in the Backgrounder below.

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