July 21, 2014 2:21 pm

Flood claims pour into Saskatchewan’s disaster assistance program

Close to 970 claims have been made in less than a month with 48 people qualifying for emergency advance payments of three-thousand dollars.

Sean Lerat-Stetner/ Global News

REGINA – Flood claims are beginning to pour into Saskatchewan’s disaster assistance program.

Close to 970 claims have been made in less than a month with 48 people qualifying for emergency advance payments of three-thousand dollars.

Program officials say the advance applies to certain situations, such as basement flooding or a damaged furnace or water heater.

116 communities have been approved for designation under the program.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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