Kamloops residents whose property was damaged due to the high water in spring can turn to the province for compensation.
City corporate and community affairs director Len Hrycan said the municipality is putting out the word for residents who had some flood damage to apply to the Provincial Emergency Program for funding.
The compensation is for those affected by the late spring/early summer flooding, not sudden rainfalls that have dumped on the city, he said.
“This is as a result of the high water conditions,” said Hrycan.
“We weren’t keeping a tally but I would suspect there could be upwards of 75 homes that were probably impacted to varying degrees throughout the entire city.”
PEP is in charge of the program, but Hrycan was helping to publicize the fact residents can apply for funding.
Most of the damage is expected to be from high water or seepage.
The program is called the Disaster Financial Assistance Program and is aimed at helping with repairs and recovery from damage that was not insurable.
The City put claims through a similar process for damage that occurred to the Rivers Trail where sand-filled gabion baskets were set up to keep flood waters back, and at the Thompson Drive boat launch.
Residents can find more information about the Disaster Financial Assistance Program at http://pep.bc.ca/dfa_claims/SummaryofDFA.pdf.