Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk announced the Manitoba Government will be providing Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) to those impacted by the flooding this spring.

DFA becomes available when widespread disaster strikes and causes unreasonable financial struggles. The DFA will help provide assistance for property losses, as well as verified livestock losses.

"Our government is committed to supporting Manitobans in addressing the cost of damages related to spring flooding," says Piwniuk. "We continue to work with local authorities on response efforts and a program will be available to assess damages and provide assistance for those who need it."

Manitobans are asked to check in with their insurance providers to review their coverage before applying for DFA, as insurable costs will not be covered. Piwniuk says the province is confident that the financial damage caused by the spring storm will be eligible.

With the DFA, municipalities are also given the chance to opt into the Mitigation and Preparedness Program. Eligible municipalities will be contacted by the province with additional details.

For the full press release from the government of Manitoba, click here.