HAMIL­TON’S DISAS­TER RE­LIEF GRANTS

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

In­tro­duced in 2005, the pro­gram is meant to pro­vide re­lief for base­ment flood­ing on com­pas­sion­ate grounds only, mean­ing the city gives you money with­out ac­knowl­edg­ing li­a­bil­ity.

The pro­gram is kick-started by a coun­cil dec­la­ra­tion of a disas­ter re­sult­ing from a rain­storm. Coun­cil has to out­line an el­i­gi­ble time frame and ge­o­graph­i­cal bound­ary.

Only flood­ing costs not cov­ered by in­sur­ance or a le­gal claim are el­i­gi­ble. In­el­i­gi­ble costs in­clude re­place­ment of items like “non-es­sen­tial” fur­ni­ture (think stereos) or recre­ational ve­hi­cles like boats.

To make a claim, call this hot­line: 1-866-596-2242. The dead­line is Aug. 31.

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