Humboldt applying for Provincial Disaster Assistance Program

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt council has voted unanimously in favour of applying for the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program.

The program helps cover the cost of uninsurable losses for private property owners, but the municipality where the damage happened must apply for it first.

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Some private property owners in the city received major flood damage from a June 30 rainstorm.

At a special council meeting July 6, Rob Muench, Humboldt’s mayor, asked about the next steps.

“We already had some discussions with the representatives at the province, made them aware that we wouldn't be bringing this report and this recommended resolution to council tonight,” said Joe Day, the city manager, adding that he’s warned them that some private property owners are already applying.

“As of tomorrow, we'll send the paperwork in electronically to the province and follow the next steps.”

Day said the province will determine if Humboldt should be eligible for the program. If that’s the case, they’ll then provide the city with the paperwork private property owners would need to complete.

More details about the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program can be found on its website.

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