Monday, October 29, 2012

Disaster Recovery Program registration centre

The City of Calgary is hosting a provincial registration centre for residents who experienced non-insurable damage due to severe weather experienced on June 5 and 6, 2012.

“Recovering and rebuilding can be the hardest part of any emergency,” said Minister Doug Griffiths, Municipal Affairs. “When disasters happen, our government’s first priority is getting help to residents. This funding will go a long way to helping Calgarians and the City of Calgary itself repair and rebuild their homes and communities.”

Those wanting to apply for assistance to recover from non-insurable damages caused by overland flooding and groundwater seepage can attend the Government of Alberta Disaster Recovery Program registration centre on November 2 and 3, 2012. The registration centre is being coordinated and facilitated by the Calgary Emergency Management Agency.

Assistance may be available to homeowners (principal residence only – at the time of the event), tenants small business (includes landlords) Institutions / not-for-profit, and condominium associations within the City of Calgary. Assistance may be provided only for situations where insurance is not readily and reasonably available.

The registration centre will be held at the City of Calgary Water Centre (625 – 25 Avenue SE; Spiller Road and 25th Avenue SE) on:
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 The Government of Alberta has committed up to $9.4 million to offset costs of uninsurable losses in Calgary due to severe weather on June 5 and 6, 2012. The majority of the approved funding will cover repairs to public infrastructure and costs associated with emergency response and cleanup. This figure is based on preliminary estimates only and may change after further assessments and final repairs take place.

Applicants who are unable to attend the registration centre in person can call 3-1-1 and have an application mailed to them, or download an application from the AEMA website. More information on the Disaster Recovery Assistance program can be found at

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