Government launches a Disaster Financial Assistance program following last month's heavy rainfall

A Disaster Financial Assistance program has been launched by the provincial government for those affected by a storm last month.

More than 100 mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours amid mild temperatures on January 12th and 13th causing an estimated $9.6 million in property damage.

The program provides assistance for eligible damage and losses that threaten the health and safety of individuals, municipalities, and small businesses.

The maximum amount available for structural repairs to a private home is $160,000, while small businesses and not-for-profit organizations are eligible for up to $500,000.

A Disaster Financial Assistance package will be mailed to those who have already registered their damages, while those who were impacted and haven't registered can do so with Service New Brunswick online or by calling 1-888-298-8555.