Compensation Possible For Northern Flood Evacuees

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 13:56



Saskatchewan’s director of public safety says compensation money could be paid out to Cumberland House residents who were forced from their homes due to last month’s flood scare.


However, Duane McKay says applicants must prove their losses were uninsurable.


He adds flood claims usually involve water that has come over land into homes — something that didn’t happen in this case.


Whatever the result, McKay says talks are ongoing between his department and community officials about the cost of preparing the community for possible disasters.


He adds mitigating costs for things like dike-building will be addressed through the compensation process.


Any people with claims in the Cumberland House region are encouraged to contact the government.