The cost of damage from flooding in the Thompson Nicola Regional District is rising.
Emergency Services Spokesperson Michelle Nordstrom says, its the price tag for things like equipment and sandbags.
“Basically, we are approaching costs of about one million dollars for our emergency financial aid for all of the flooding that has occurred within the regional district. Most of that money is actually for any of the ground work, putting in temporary berms, things like that, moving ground around for access points, and diverting water on the ground.”
Chief Administrative Officer Sukh Gill says the entire amount will be recovered from the B.C government.
“It’s the Emergency Management Act and when he have a number from the province then they cover all our extraordinary costs above our normal payroll.”
Gill says, the bills are still coming in, so a final damage estimate is not available yet.