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Disaster assistance coming for Three Hills storm damage

Three Hills residents can apply for provincial disaster relief to pay for uninsured losses caused by a July storm.

The province is making $95,000 available to pay for losses not covered by insurance companies such as flooded basements.

A severe rain and hail storm battered the community July 31, sending torrents of water down streets.

Residents can apply by downloading a form from the site www.aema.alberta.ca, filling it out and faxing or mailing it in. An insurance company letter documenting the uninsured loss is also needed. Claimants should also retain any receipts for work they’d had done.

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency will then assign damage assessment evaluators to claims.

Tim Wilson, a Municipal Affairs spokesperson, said applications will be accepted until early next year and the $95,000 is only an estimate of what’s needed for the losses.

“If it’s more, that doesn’t mean it’s the final amount,” he said, adding the priority is on residents’ claims, although coverage for damage to public facilities and infrastructure can also be claimed.

 
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