Disaster Assistance, Town of Cut Knife

“PDAP may cover damage or loss to uninsurable, essential property, cleanup, repairs and temporary relocation… PDAP provides assistance to return property to its pre-disaster value.”

Government of Saskatchewan

This is a notice for the non-regularly scheduled Council Meeting being held on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 1pm in the Council Chambers located at the Town Office. Agenda items include PDAP grant approval.” Read more here.

If last week’s heavy rains resulted in flooding and/or water damage to your place of residence or business in the Town of Cut Knife, you may be eligible for disaster assistance. However, in order for YOU to be eligible to apply to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP), the TOWN must first be approved for disaster relief funding. These are the steps we must follow:

  1. Property owners must contact their insurance company to see how much of the damage will be covered under their existing policy. Funds may be available through PDAP for items not covered by their insurance.
  2. Property owners should review the information on the Saskatchewan Government website to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. Detailed records, including photos will be required.
  3. Property owners should contact the Town Office IF they have checked with their insurance company, reviewed the application criteria, and believe they may be eligible for assistance if the Town is approved. The Town is required to provide 1) an estimate of the number of properties affected, 2) the estimated amount of the damage which may be eligible, and 3) a description of the damage. The Town must have this information as soon as possible.
  4. If the Town is approved, property owners will be required to fill out an application. Applications, and a list of the documents required, are on the website.

The Town needs to know how many property owners may potentially be eligible to receive PDAP funding as soon as possible for their application. The deadline for property owners to submit their information to the Town is August 5, 2020.

PDAP has not been designed to replace your current insurance policy, but it may be able to cover items that your policy does not.

Author: Staff, Town of Cut Knife

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