Disaster package announced for victims of Sept. 30 flooding

The New Brunswick government has announced a disaster assistance package for people who had homes and property damaged by the huge storm last Sept. 30. Up to 215 millimetres of rain fell on parts of south and northeast New Brunswick during the storm.

Huge storm washed out roads, and damaged homes and yards in 70 communities

Hoyt on October 1, with people in this home stranded. (Kevin Charlton)

The New Brunswick government has announced a disaster assistance package for people who had homes and property damaged by the huge storm last Sept. 30.

Up to 215 millimetres of rain fell on parts of south and northeast New Brunswick during the storm, causing flash floods which washed out roads and culverts, and damaged homes and yards.

More than 70 communities were affected, according to the province.

A car on Route 870 in Belleisle, in the storm aftermath. (Megan Goddard/CBC)
"The damage to private and public infrastructure caused by this storm is estimated to be more than $15.3 million," said Public Safety minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman, in a statement released on the government website.

The Disaster Financial Assistance Program was announced to help with the cost of replacing necessities and making essential repairs.

Patrick Morrison's blue Chevrolet Blazer flipped over on Route 101 in Hoyt in the middle of the storm. (Kelvin Charlton/Facebook)
For eligible applicants, the program is going to provide up to $120,000 for private homes and a maximum of $500,000 for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations, with a deductible of $1,000 for homeowners and $5,000 for businesses.

That's only for people not covered by insurance.

People who have already registered for eligibility will receive an application package in the mail, and those who have not registered, can do so at 1-888-298-8555.

The deadline to submit is April 29.

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