Alberta opens disaster financial assistance for spring flooding
December 7, 2023
By Avert staff
The Alberta government has made up to $68 million available in disaster recovery funding to help Edson, Whitecourt, Yellowhead County and Woodlands County recover from June flooding.
The communities experienced severe flooding from June 16-23 from heavy rainfall and spring runoff.
Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program is now open for residents and business owners to submit applications to help with uninsurable costs incurred from flood-related damage to homes and property, the government said in a news release.
Mike Ellis, Alberta’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services, said in the release this past “hazard season” was among the worst in the province’s history.
“… a provincewide state of emergency was declared for the first time in Alberta’s history. We know the damage from the flooding this spring has been destructive for these communities. Alberta’s government is here to provide support with disaster financial assistance that will provide some relief and make a positive difference for affected Albertans and their families,” Ellis said.
The funding is open to homeowners, small business owners, tenants, landlords, not-for-profit institutions or agricultural operations and applications close Feb. 26, 2024.
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