Deadline is Tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day Storm Claims

The Department of Municipal Affairs says that the deadline is tomorrow for those who wish to apply for assistance following the Thanksgiving Day rainstorm that affected parts of the province.

Matthew's post-tropical remains were absorbed into a frontal zone off the coast of North Carolina. The humidity of the tropical system was drawn into the storm that was formed then.

The latter gave heavy rain and strong winds in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland from October 10 to 11.

Newfoundland was hit hard with accumulations generally ranging from 100 to 150 mm in central, southern and western areas.

Steady rain fell sometimes at a rate of 10 to 20 mm per hour. A private station in Burgeo recorded a total of 234.4 mm, while the official station of the Gander International Airport signaled 163.8 mm.

The Department of Municipal Affairs is also encouraging residents, who have not already submitted their applications for the Newfoundland and Labrador Disaster Financial Assistance Program, to do so immediately to meet the deadline.

If residents have not yet applied because they are waiting to hear from their insurance provider, they should still apply now and can provide documents from their insurance provider once they are available.