Province announces extra help for N.B. homeowners cleaning up after the flood

The province has announced homeowners in New Brunswick will receive extra help to clean up after the flood. 

Homeowners are now eligible to receive up to $6,100 to remove flood debris from their property, an increase from the just over $4,000 that was previously available. 

The province says the new figure is based on an estimate of about 540 hours of labour at minimum wage, or the equivalent of costs for a contractor to remove the debris. 

Government says it will also waive the deductible on debris cleanup claims for homeowners and recreational property owners, which represents $1,000 in savings. 

Other claims under the Disaster Financial Assistance Program unrelated to debris clean-up will still be subject to a deductible, which includes activities like structure restoration.