September 18, 2013
Statistics show far-reaching impact of Alberta flood waters
The Alberta Flood Recovery Task Force recently released updated statistics to provide a picture of the impact floods that began on June 20 had on the people of the province.
For example, the flood has impacted more than 100,000 Albertans in 30 communities and about 950 Albertans have been provided with long-term accommodations in temporary neighbourhoods in High River and Siksika First Nation.
An additional 850 may be moving into temporary neighbourhoods in the next month, depending on housing registry needs.
More than 80 schools sustained damage from either rain or floods, but classes began as scheduled on Sept. 3.
Temporary classrooms are being put in place for 950 students while the three schools most impacted by the floods are repaired.
All five health facilities damaged by the floods have been repaired.
About 857 kilometres of provincial roads and bridges have been reopened out of the 985 kilometres closed as a result of damage from the flood.
In High River, more than 2,050 truckloads of debris have been removed from the town’s residential areas. In addition, about 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of material have been removed from the town’s river system.
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