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Disaster Financial Assistance for July 2023 Floods

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Nova Scotians can now apply for disaster financial assistance related to damage from the severe flooding.

The Province’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program is designed to help Nova Scotians, municipalities, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations 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 flood damage and damage to uninsurable items like household 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 organization.

Applications are available at:

Residents are asked to continue to assess damage, keep all receipts, take pictures and video and work with their insurance companies.

The government continues to post updates on the flood recovery effort at

Halifax Partnership has launched Disaster Recovery Business Support webpage to better and more quickly support the business community when faced with a disaster: