Alberta after the flood season
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 8:13 -
After a devastating flood season earlier in the year, Alberta is still dealing with the consequences.
More than 200 roads, buildings and other structures are on the government's repair list. The full list includes nearly 40 schools, eight hospotials and more than 50 roads and highways.
The government is unable to attach a dollar figure to the damage as a bidding process must still be set up to determine the companies in charge of the repairs.
The province has pledged around $20 million to fix river and creek beds damaged by the flooding. How the money will be divided is still unclear. The mayor of Black Diamond said they required between $8 million and $10 million to repair the damage done in the community.
Many are saying the money will not be enough, but the province doesn't expect the money to fix everything but it should be enough to get them to a point where they can better determine how much additional money will be needed.
The flooding has also had a huge impact in Alberta's blood donations. Nearly 12,000 appointments were missed or cancelled during the flood season. The shortage has prompted Canadian Blood Services to put a call out for donors.