Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 15, 2017

Provincial Government Provides Update on Disaster Assistance Funding Program for Mud Lake Residents

The Provincial Government is now ready to disperse funds under the Newfoundland and Labrador Disaster Financial Assistance Program (NL-DFAP). Through the program, up to $2.96 million in provincial funds are available to assist residents with damages caused by the flooding event at Mud Lake.

Those who have submitted disaster assistance claims will receive calls from departmental officials over the next few days, and a community meeting will be held to outline the process and discuss the program. The deadline to submit a claim is August 17, 2017. To date, government has received more than 40 claims.

The Provincial Government is applying to the Federal Government to recover eligible expenses associated with the flood damages and will work to maximize benefits that are applicable for coverage under the federal disaster funding assistance program.

In addition to providing almost $3 million through the NL-DFAP, the Provincial Government will work with community representatives and the Federal Government to assess potential options for recovering damages for extraordinary items, such as motorized vehicles and seasonal residences.

“The Provincial Government has committed to helping the residents of Mud Lake who have been affected by the flooding event, and this includes disaster financial assistance. The important part now is to get people back into their homes and assist them in getting their lives back to normal. We continue to work to ensure that residents are supported in recovering from the flooding event at Mud Lake.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“The announcement that the province is activating Disaster Assistance Relief for those affected by the flooding three months ago is definitely good news. I would like to thank the commitment of Minister Joyce and his staff – particularly those with Fire and Emergency Services Branch, all community partners and other levels of government. I look forward to working closely with residents and staff as this financial support is distributed.”
Honourable Perry Trimper
MHA for Lake Melville

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Municipal Affairs and Environment
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Bonnie Learning
Constituency Assistant to the
Honourable Perry Trimper, MHA for Lake Melville

2017 08 15                              3:25 p.m.