Province pledges $58M to help disaster victims
The provincial government has announced they will be registering residents who are stuck with uninsurable earnings from summer storms.
Published Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:16PM MDT
The Alberta government has approved a number of new programs designed to provide relief for residents who suffered during severe storms in the summer.
Doug Griffith, the Minister of Municipal Affairs says that the funding will go a long way for people suffering with uninsurable losses to their property.
“Plans are already moving forward to establish registration centres for Albertans who qualify for assistance.”
The government is pledging $58M towards six programs caused by flooding in several storms in June and July.
The programs include:
- City of Calgary - up to $9.4 million for storms June 5-6
- City of Edmonton - up to $32 million for July 12 storm
- Capital Region (includes Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Devon, Beaumont and Parkland County) - up to $3 million for storms July 14-18
- City of Brooks - up to $100,000 for June 17 storm
- North Central Alberta (includes Whitecourt, Barrhead County, Lac Ste. Anne County and Woodlands County) - up to $5 million for storms July 23-31
- Special Areas (includes Special Areas 2, 3 and 4,Youngstown and Consort) - up to $8.6 million for storms June 26-30
The figures are based on estimates and may change as assessments and final repairs take place.
The government says in a release that the majority of the funding is for repairs on public property, but the priority remains with helping the public.
About 1,270 households are expected to qualify for disaster assistance under the programs.