In Quotes: Local businesses commemorated

Today Calgary Economic Development and Calgary Chamber held a Business Recovery Task Force Commemoration sharing stories from local businesses impacted by 2013 flooding.

Also released at the event was an Emergency Business Contact Database to help facilitate communication and collaboration between the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) and the business community during emergencies such as natural disasters. (more…)

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Flood relocation deadline approaching

Homeowners in designated southern Alberta floodways can apply for relocation compensation until Aug. 30, said a release today from the Alberta Government.

Processed through the Disaster Recovery Program, Albertans who choose to move out of floodway areas have the option to sell their property to the government. Homeowners who take part will recieve 100 per cent of their 2013 municipal property tax assessed value. The compensation is only available to those in a floodway.

Interested parties can apply to the Disaster Recovery Program. If you`ve already applied but haven`t expressed interest in relocation compensation call 1-888-671-1111 and provide your file number from your original application to be updated.

Eligible floodway properties include:

  • Calgary
  • High River
  • MD of Foothills
  • Turner Valley
  • County of Red Deer
  • Rocky View County
  • Mountain View County
  • Medicine Hat
  • Okotoks

 

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In Quotes: Flood commemoration

One year after flood waters devastated much of the city of Calgary, a commemoration ceremony was held at the Municipal Building to reflect upon the impact of the event.

On hand were dignitaries such as Leonard Basteen, Elder from the Piikani Nation and Blackfoot Confederation; Dave Hancock, Premier of Alberta; Mayor Naheed Nenshi, MLA Kent Hehr and even a video message from Prime Minister and Laureen Harper. (more…)

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#YYCFLOOD In quotes: City of Calgary IT

With power outages across the city, primarily in the downtown core, and with flood waters converging on the Calgary Municipal Building, it was up to information technology staff to keep the City online – primarily from Calgary’s Emergency Operations Centre, but also from staff’s own homes.

CREBNow recently sat down with the City’s Heather Reed-Fenske, manager IT and Doug Hodgson, director IT and here’s some of what they had to say regarding the June 2013 flood. (more…)

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#YYCFLOOD: Canmore flood mitigation on track

Cougar Creek will see more than $25 million in improvements

Transformed from a picturesque mountain town, into a disaster zone, then a construction site, the town of Canmore is nearly back to its old self.

As a result of last year’s floods, 130,000 square metres of creek bed and riverbank were destroyed – along with several homes – as water swept rocks, trees and other debris downstream. When the waters finally subsided, damages were estimated at $50 million. (more…)

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