15:00EDT June 6 2012- Flood Recovery Update – Forms not yet available from City of Thunder Bay

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NNL-FloodandRecoveryTHUNDER BAY – The City of Thunder Bay advises that, “forms to make a claim on the Thunder Bay Disaster Fund will not be available until the Province declares Thunder Bay a disaster area and the Disaster Fund Committee is established.

“We’re asking residents without insurance or with inadequate coverage to prepare for the claim process so they will be ready when forms become available,” said City Manager Tim Commisso. “Affected residents who want to be ready should make lists, take photos of damaged property, keep a diary, and save receipts, invoices, estimates and generally document losses.”

Keeping receipts in a plastic bag in the freezer will help preserve thermal cash register receipts.

An announcement will be made when those forms are available. Updated information about the Flood Emergency is available at ThunderBay.ca/flood or by calling 98 FLOOD.

The Disaster Relief Committee, comprised of volunteers, will be established by Council on Monday, June 11. The Committee will take in claims and, following guidelines, issue payouts to residents.

Donations are being accepted at the City’s Cashiers at the Victoriaville Civic Centre, 111 Syndicate Ave. S., and will be held in trust while the Fund is being established. Once the disaster is declared, these and all donations to the Fund will be matched two to one by the Province.

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