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Nova Scotians affected by hurricane Dorian can now apply for assistance

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Residents of Nova Scotia who suffered uninsurable losses as a result of hurricane Dorian can now apply for disaster financial assistance.

Dorian made landfall in Nova Scotia on Sept. 7 causing widespread power outages and damage, including the toppling of a large construction crane in Halifax.

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Chuck Porter, the minister responsible for emergency management, says damage is estimated to be about $11 million.

Porter says the disaster financial assistance program covers the costs of household items such as appliances and furniture, as well as basic repairs that are not insurable.

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It covers up to $200,000 per household, small business or not-for-profit organization.

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The deadline to apply for assistance is March 31.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 8, 2020.