City applies for flooding aid

  • Aug. 23, 2010 10:30 p.m.

People who experienced flooding in their homes in Red Deer during heavy rainfalls on July 12 and 13 may get aid from the province.

Exact numbers are unknown, says Lorraine Poth, director of corporate services with the City, “but we probably received 250 calls about flooding, so we estimate as many as 500 homes may have flooded. When we hit 100 in flooding numbers we contact the province.”

The City has submitted an application to the province for funding through the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program. To qualify for the assistance the province needs to determine that the damage was widespread as the result of an extraordinary event, a once in 25-year rainfall event, which is not covered by normal household insurance.

Karen Mann, emergency management coordinator for the City of Red Deer, says householders need to contact their insurance provider and if damage is not covered to request a letter stating that the damage is non-insurable. People should document all their actions in relation to any flooding, like taking pictures, keeping receipts and listing damaged property. Householders are responsible for cleaning up and restoring any damage from flooding. But if the province approves assistance the City will make information available as to how residents can submit formal claims for recovering some or all of their clean-up expenses.

Information for cleaning up after flooding can be found on websites for the City, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

-Cryderman

Just Posted

WATCH: Helping those less fortunate at Christmas

Red Deer comes together to spread joy at Christmas Wish Breakfast

WATCH: Red Deerians come together to ‘light the night’

Traditional Red Deer Lights the Night sees thousands

Klaus trial continues with cross-examination of undercover officers

The Castor-area triple homicide trial continued on Friday

WATCH: Red Deerians get a taste of robotics

Alberta students show off their skills in Red Deer

Red Deer RCMP make high volume of arrests

Numerous suspects arrested in relation to property crime offences

WATCH: Red Deerians come together to ‘light the night’

Traditional Red Deer Lights the Night sees thousands

VIDEO: The Last Jedi is going to be the longest ‘Star Wars’ movie yet

Newest movie in the franchise will beat Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Apology to Canadians persecuted for being gay coming Nov. 28: Trudeau

Thousands were fired from the military, RCMP and public service because of their sexual orientation

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Bank of Canada cautious of future rate hikes

The Bank of Canada remains cautious on future rate hikes due to low- inflation risk

London theatre received allegations against Kevin Spacey

The theatre said Thursday the 20 allegations deal with incidents between 1995 and 2013.

Da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450M

The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World,” is one a few paintings by Leonardo known to exist

Loblaws closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of ‘difficult year’

“We are excited about our future. But…we expect 2018 will be a difficult year,” said Galen G. Weston, Loblaw CEO.

Walk of Fame bash celebrates David Suzuki, Donovan Bailey, Anna Paquin

Suzuki says he’ll be thinking of his late parents as he accepts the honour

Most Read