New Brunswick Residents To Get Relief For Disaster Damages

The New Brunswickers will receive a helping hand from the provincial government for the damages caused by a storm in January. The province has announced a disaster assistance, financial package to the residents suffered damages to their properties during the massive rainfall in January this year.

The private residences will receive a maximum of $160, 000 as financial assistance. For small businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations, the relief will be a maximum of $500,000 as relief from the government.

The Justice and Public Safety Minister, Denis Landry, in a press release shared that they are very pleased to offer assistance to the people in need. This financial help will relieve the burden on the residents.

On Jan 12th and 13th, within a period of 24 hours, more than 100ml rainfall was recorded in the province causing flood and washouts in many parts. Many homes were without power supply for 40 hours in Kent County and in Kennebecasis Valley.

Any resident who needs to do urgent work on his property can opt for advance payments. The residents who have already registered the property damage due to the storm will receive an email regarding the financial package and how to apply for it.

Any resident who has not yet registered can register the damages online until May 15th.

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About the Author: Erin Phan

Erin Phan Is a researcher and law student at York University (TORONTO). She has worked as the Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program. She worked for American law firms in Moscow, Russia for three years. Hegraduated from Columbia Law School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and Harvard College. She research interest is in human rights and health law, with a particular focus on the law and policy of vaccination.

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