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Disaster Assistance Available for Edmontonians

October 04, 2012

Edmontonians affected by flooding during severe storms in July 2012 can apply for assistance under the Government of Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program.

“The City is very pleased the Province is providing disaster assistance to Edmontonians affected by the intense and localized storms we saw this July,” said Chris Ward, manager of the Drainage Services Branch. “The extreme weather caused damages not covered by insurance for many people, so this support will be very important to help recover the costs of repairs for people who qualify.”

The province will provide up to $32 million in assistance to help residents, small businesses, institutions and not-for-profit organizations recover from uninsurable property damage and loss due to flooding on July 12, 15 and 18, 2012.

The City of Edmonton is helping the Province administer the Disaster Recovery Program by setting up registration centres where people can apply for funding in person:

October 15, 16, 17, 2012

9am to 7pm

  • City Hall, main floor
  • Mill Woods Recreation Centre, 7207 28 Avenue

Please bring these items with you to the registration centres:

  • Government Issued Picture Identification (required)
  • A letter from your insurance company confirming your losses are uninsurable (if available)
  • Home owner property tax assessment (if available)
  • A list of damaged items (if available)

Mill Woods and Southwest Edmonton experienced the most flooding in July, but the Disaster Recovery Program is open to people in all parts of the city who suffered uninsurable losses during the July storms.

If you are unable to attend in person, applications are available online at www.aema.alberta.ca or by calling 1-888-671-1111.

Applications for the Disaster Recovery Program will be accepted until January 10, 2013.

The City of Edmonton will also apply for assistance in funding repairs to public infrastructure damaged in the extreme storms. The damages amount to about $5.6 million and include drainage infrastructure in the Whitemud Creek.


For more information:

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca
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