AMHERST – Cumberland County is not line for financial assistance from a storm that caused damage across the province last December.
The province’s Emergency Management Office announced the launch of its third disaster financial assistance program in six months to help Nova Scotians with severe property damage.
Over four days in mid-December more than 130 mm of rain fell on areas of the province. While there was considerable wind and rain in Cumberland County, the area escaped the heaviest damage.
The new program is for people with uninsured damage in Digby, Annapolis, Kings, Hants, Halifax, Colchester, Pictou, Colchester, Guysborough, Antigonish, Victoria, Inverness, Richmond and Cape Breton counties.
The program is cost-shared between the provincial and federal governments and is valued at $3 million. Ottawa is expected to provide $1 million with the province providing the rest.