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Phone: 1-902-226-2400

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Q & A Disaster Financial Assistance Programs

Q&A Disaster Financial Assistance Programs  

Q1. Who can apply?   

Residents, small business owners (including agriculture and aquaculture) and not-for-profit organizations are eligible.   

Q2. Is there a minimum or maximum amount?  

There is no minimum. The maximum available is $200,000 dollars.

Q3. What does the program cover?   

The Program covers non-insurable losses, like some flooding.

 Q4. What doesn’t the program cover?  

 The program doesn’t cover insurable losses like roof shingles, fallen trees and spoiled food. 

Q5. Are there any programs that will help people with things that the program doesn’t cover?

 We encourage people and businesses to work with their insurance providers. The province partners with the Red Cross to assist with urgent and immediate emergency need for residents.  

Q6. How long will it take to get my money back?   

There is an application process to ensure individuals and/or businesses qualify. Each application will be assessed individually as quickly as possible. We work very quickly to get money in the hands of people who qualify as quickly as possible. 

 Q7. Who can I contact for additional information?  

 Please contact 211 with any questions you may have.

Disaster - Financial Assistance

HURRICANE FIONA/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--Disaster Financial Assistance for Hurricane Fiona Damage

Nova Scotians can apply for disaster financial assistance related to damage from hurricane Fiona starting today, September 26. The Province’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program is designed to help Nova Scotians, municipalities, small businesses, and not-for-profit groups get back on their feet after a major storm or natural disaster. Not all disasters are covered by private insurance, and this program helps those whose losses are not insurable. Types of losses can include structural damage to homes and damage to uninsurable items like basic household goods and appliances, such as washers, dryers and furnaces. The program covers up to $200,000 in uninsurable losses per household, small business and not-for-profit group. “It’s a stressful time for Nova Scotians as we continue to assess and dig out from the damage caused by hurricane Fiona,” said John Lohr, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “We’ve got a ways to go before things are back to normal, but this is a step in the right direction.” Applications are available at: -- online: -- Access Nova Scotia centres -- MLA offices -- municipal offices.

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Hurricane Fiona - Assistance

Any Richmond County residents in need of assistance in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona should call 902 226-2400.