British Columbia Sun

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

B.C. flood victims to obtain personalized help as they helm grant programs


Key takeaways: 

  • The Red Cross had allocated $17 million in evacuation-related crisis grants as of Monday.
  • B.C. citizens impacted by current flooding will be eligible for help navigating the recovery process and open grant programs.

Grant programs for the citizens affected by the floods: 

Citizens in British Columbia who were impacted by the flooding will be eligible the following month for personalized help to aid navigate the recovery process and open grant programs.

IN A PRESS RELEASE, the B.C. government stated that starting Feb. 1, evacuees obtaining Emergency Support Services since Nov. 15 will be presented with extended support through the Canadian Red Cross.

It states case managers will consider individuals’ requirements and link them with current grant programs like Disaster Financial Assistance were eligible and makes recovery programs to access funding for reconstructing residences or migrating to new communities.

The aid is funded through $30 million in grants matched by the B.C. and federal governments for a fund counting $90 million, called the Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal.

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BC flood victims to get financial help after being impacted by the floods

The Red Cross had allocated $17 million in evacuation-related crisis grants to almost 7,200 eligible families as of Monday.

Record rainfall washed over southern B.C. in November, inducing mudslides, washouts, and flooding. Some communities were flooded, and thousands of properties were evacuated.

B.C. In the statement, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth stated that many individuals impacted by the flooding hadn’t returned home.

“We are here for you, and we’re making certain individuals obtain the help they require and for the length of time required, including lodging, basic needs, and mental-health supports.” Source –

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