Provincial Disaster Assistance Program helping farmers recover

The provincial Disaster Assistance Program is helping dozens of Saskatchewan communities recover from severe weather events this year.

The acting executive director of the disaster assistance plan, Noel McAvena says the program is designed to cover uninsured losses from severe weather events like plow winds and heavy rain for farmers and rural communities.

So far this year, there have been 27 weather events approved for disaster assistance in this province.

“Right now, most of them would be in the North Central area of the province,” said McAvena.

McAvena says individuals can make application for financial help after a local RM or community has declared a natural disaster.

Last year, the program paid out over 325 thousand dollars.

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