Financial aid deadline looming for 2010 flooding

City residents who experienced major flooding from a severe rainfall back in July 2010 must ensure their application for financial aid gets in soon. Municipal Affairs will close the Central Alberta Disaster Recovery Program (CADRP) on Friday Sept. 16.

City residents who experienced major flooding from a severe rainfall back in July 2010 must ensure their application for financial aid gets in soon.

Municipal Affairs will close the Central Alberta Disaster Recovery Program (CADRP) on Friday Sept. 16.

Red Deer and other places across the region experienced widespread overland flooding on July 12 and 13, 2010. Red Deer was among those which qualified for financial aid.

Residents who haven’t submitted applications and supporting documents are advised that no new applications by fax will be accepted for the 2010 CADRP after 12 p.m. on Sept.16. Mail-in applications will not be accepted if they are post marked after the deadline.

The Disaster Recovery Program covers situations where insurance is not readily and reasonably available. The program provides financial assistance for requirements essential for day-to-day living, but is not intended to provide full compensation for all losses and damages. Citizens are advised that the program does not cover losses or damages due to sewer backup because insurance can be purchased for this hazard.

Residents requiring additional information can call the Disaster Recovery Program directly at 1-888-671-1111.