Disaster Assistance Program Deadline Extended
Emergency Measures Organization (to Dec. 19, 2005)
November 18, 2003 10:19 AM
People who incurred uninsurable losses as a result of Hurricane
Juan have another two weeks to apply for disaster financial
assistance. Nova Scotia's Emergency Measures Organization
announced today, Nov. 18, that it has extended the deadline to
submit applications to Friday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m.
"We realize that many people, especially farmers and small
businesses, have been busy trying to recover from Hurricane Juan
and still run their farm or business," said Ernest Fage, Minister
responsible for the Emergency Measures Act. "We have extended the
deadline by two weeks to take these concerns into account."
To date, 292 applications for assistance have been received from
farmers, fishers, small commercial woodlot owners, small
businesses and individuals.
Applications for disaster financial assistance are available at
designated provincial and municipal locations.
Individuals with inquiries related to the disaster financial
assistance program, or those wanting to know the designated sites
for applications, can call the province's public information line
at 1-800-670-4357 (902-424-5200 in the Halifax Regional
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The province's Emergency Measures Organization has extended
the deadline for applications to the disaster financial
assistance program to Friday, December 5th, at 4:30 pm.
Applications for assistance are available at designated
provincial and municipal locations.
Individuals with inquiries related to the disaster
financial assistance program can call 1-800-670-4357 (424-5200 in
the Halifax Regional Municipality).
Contact: Sheliah Tulloch
Emergency Measures Organization
kjd November 18, 2003 10:17 A.M.