Alberta sets application deadline for flood recovery funds
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:15 PM -
Albertans affected by heavy flooding this past summer have until November 30th to apply for recovery funding from the government, the province has announced.
Officials estimate that more than 100,00 people in 30 communities were impacted by the devastating floods that inundated southern Alberta in June.
Four people died in the disaster and more than 40,000 people were forced from their homes. About 2,000 people remain in temporary housing.
Insurance agents say the flood has become the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, with estimated insured property damages exceeding $1.7 billion.
Officials say the more than 25,000 insurance claims relating to the flood have been filed to date.
People are welcome to file a claim with Alberta's Municipal Affairs Department relating to uninsurable property damages on homes, small businesses or farms.
Members of the public are invited to call 310-4455. An online form is also available for download.
With files from the Canadian Press