Being prepared in a crisis situation leads to a stronger, more resilient community.
While The City has been working hard since last June’s flood to fix pathways, buildings and other physical infrastructure damaged by the flood, we have also been targeting our expertise in community and social development to make sure neighbourhoods are recovering and doing what they can to prepare for next time.
We need to make sure all citizens, including the most vulnerable, are supported in a disaster. That’s why The City has also been working with social agencies and support organizations across Calgary. With The City’s help, groups like the United Way, the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, and many others, are working together to strengthen the broad social support response in a disaster.
Calgary and our communities are remarkable and our city’s spirit is strong. We all have a role to play in responding to disasters and in rebuilding our communities. The many support systems — in neighbourhoods and across the city — are an important part of that rebuilding.
Visit calgary.ca/floodinfo for 2013 flood facts, photos, infographics and more.