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Manitoba Providing Disaster Aid Funding as Flood Worries Continue

May 9, 2022 4:09 PM | News

Peguis First Nation Flooding

A truck navigates floodwaters in Peguis First Nation, Man., Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has launched a Disaster Financial Assistance program to assist with flood-related damages to infrastructure, private residences, farms and small businesses.

The province says Manitobans should check with their insurance providers to review their policy coverage before applying for DFA. Some insurance costs, such as sewer backup, aren’t covered by the provincial program. Some Manitobans may have also purchased overland flood insurance.

The program will also help with verified livestock losses and other uninsurable losses to basic and essential property.

The province says the federal government will likely provide additional funding related to Manitoba’s spring 2022 storm and associated flooding.

“The program will ensure that non-insurable losses — so, damages to basic and essential property, response costs and infrastructure damage — are covered,” said Johanu Botha, head of the province’s emergency management organization.

More information on the DFA program and eligibility can be found on the province’s website.

Watch Monday’s news conference:

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— With files from The Canadian Press