The Gallant government is making good on its decision to help cover flood clean up costs for recreational property owners.
A one-time payment of $6,100 will be available for affected property owners who must have an assessment done and then an adjudicator will decide how much they are eligible for.
The announcement came from Minister of Environment and Local Government, Andrew Harvey.
“We have created a special one-time financial assistance program for recreational property owners who have experienced damages during the 2018 flooding. Providing assistance to recreational property owners will ensure potential health and safety risks are removed and the natural environment in these communities is restored,” stated Harvey.
Anyone who has been affected is first to call toll free 1-888-298-8555 or register for the flood damage assessment online at the government website.
The Minister also hinted that avoiding flooding in the future might be something property owners want to consider after they have had their clean up done.
“Then after that, they need to make other decisions as families and as individual New Brunswickers to rebuild, to restore or relocate whatever that may be to higher ground, potentially,” said Minister Harvey.
(photo courtesy of Pam Lynch)