2021 Flood Supports

The Coldwater River flooding, now considered the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, had a massive impact on the Nicola Valley and the city of Merritt. While many Merrittonians have returned home and recommenced their lives, the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce continues to seek out and promote supports for those affected and those who remain displaced by this historic event.

Supports for Businesses

Disaster Financial Assistance provides compensation for uninsurable losses, 80 percent of the amount of total eligible damage less $1,000, to a maximum of $300,000. The Province of British Columbia has confirmed this event's damages will be eligible. Apply here.

Supports for Individuals

The Canadian Red Cross is providing $2,000 in disaster relief funding per household to evacuees that have been displaced from their homes due to the British Columbia Floods - they can be contacted at 1-800-863-6582, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST. Learn more here.

Disaster Financial Assistance provides compensation for uninsurable losses, 80 percent of the amount of total eligible damage less $1,000, to a maximum of $300,000. The Province of British Columbia has confirmed this event's damages will be eligible. Apply here.

Emergency Support Services are the first line for evacuees that need disaster relief. By registering at the site below or in person at the addresses below, evacuees can receive vouchers for clothing, incidentals, accommodations and more.  Register here.

 

Flood Evacuee Veterinary Support is being provided thanks to the Vancouver Humane Society; by filling out an application on their site, evacuees can receive assistance paying for veterinary bills for their pets. Apply here.