We are currently working with the Mackenzie County municipality and agencies to meet immediate community needs in response to the Fort Vermilion flood.
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April 29, 2020 - 1:26 PM - Alberta Flood Evacuees
Help is coming for Northern flood evacuees
Residents of northern Alberta who have been evacuated
due to spring floods will receive funding
of $1,250 per adult and $500 per dependent child.
Evacuees can apply for their emergency evacuation payments online beginning Monday, May 4, at noon. It can take up to 24 hours
for funds to be e-transferred into bank accounts. Arrangements can be made for those who are unable to receive e-transfers
through the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.
Evacuees being sheltered in hotels and other accommodations will have their costs covered by the province and local municipalities.
“Albertans are facing some of the toughest challenges in our province’s history. Our government will stand by Albertans during
this trying time and we will make sure everyone has the support they need. Financial assistance is available to evacuees to
help with their short-term needs while they are away from their homes. As we navigate our way through these
unprecedented times, Albertans will continue to be there for one another.”
Jason Kenney, Premier
Costs associated with housing evacuees in hotel rooms are currently being paid by local municipalities but those costs will
be reimbursed as part of the Government of Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program (DRP).
“I want to extend my heartfelt support to the residents of Fort McMurray and all communities in Northern Alberta affected by the floods.
I know you are worried about your homes and you’re likely concerned about how you will pay for expenses,
while you’re away. These emergency payments will help with the costs of evacuation.
Our government stands with you. Together, we will help you get through this.”
Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services
Crisis is not unfamiliar to our region
People are being, and have been evacuated from their homes in these trying and uncertain times.
While many of us have the comfort of our familiar surroundings to help us get through the
COVID-19 Pandemic, so many have now been forced into unfamiliar surroundings,
and do not yet know what they will return home to.
Together we can keep our region strong.
We will get through this together.
Whether it is floods, fires, pandemics or other overwhelming events which affect our communities, we know that that people in the Alberta Northwest Region are some of the best at pulling together, and working to keep each other strong and thriving. In crisis situations, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, local municipalities and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact.