Mayor says Fort McMurray needs help after 'devastating' floods from ic

Source: the Prince George Citizen - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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97% "The province said the program will cost about $11.7 million for one week.""
95% "Members of the Little Red River Cree Nation at Garden River, which is also near the Peace River, were still under an evacuation alert ..."
90% "We are now required to clean all 375 kilometres of our pipes and that is going to take time, he explained.""
85% "Evacuees can apply for $1,250 for each adult and $500 for each child.""
84% "and, if possible, we would like to see the federal government top up any provincial assistance, because the devastation is pretty significant.""
83% "The final evacuation order ended as the northern city marked the anniversary of a raging fire that emptied the city four years ago.""
81% "Once you check out of your room, you may not return.""

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97% : The province said the program will cost about $11.7 million for one week.
95% : Members of the Little Red River Cree Nation at Garden River, which is also near the Peace River, were still under an evacuation alert Monday, an Alberta government website indicated.
90% : No one from the provincial or federal government could immediately be reached for comment.
90% : "We are now required to clean all 375 kilometres of our pipes and that is going to take time," he explained.
85% : Evacuees can apply for $1,250 for each adult and $500 for each child.
84% : We are going to need provincial help ...
84% : and, if possible, we would like to see the federal government top up any provincial assistance, because the devastation is pretty significant."
83% : "This community needs help.
83% : The final evacuation order ended as the northern city marked the anniversary of a raging fire that emptied the city four years ago.
81% : "Once you check out of your room, you may not return."
76% : "Residents may return home if they choose.
73% : Residents returned to soaked walls and muddy basements on the weekend.
62% : The mayor of a northern Alberta city hit hard by flooding says he will seek disaster aid from higher levels of government while residents have been told they may need to boil their tap water for months.
62% : Farther north, officials in Mackenzie County allowed about 500 residents from Fort Vermilion, Buttertown and Beaver Ranch to return Monday.
60% : Matthew Hough, deputy chief administration officer, said the plant itself is safe, but the river water went the wrong way down an overflow pipe and mixed with the city's drinking water.
60% : "The river water has created a film-like substance on the inside of our pipes."
58% : All mandatory evacuation orders were lifted in the regional municipality, which includes Fort McMurray, by 6 p.m. Sunday.
58% : By Colette Derworiz in Edmonton
57% : "I have first-hand seen the heartbreak that people are going through and the devastation that was caused by this flood," he said Monday.
57% : Some of the homes won't be habitable because of water damage and the mayor said many residents don't have insurance.
56% : You may also stay in the accommodations that you have been provided," county officials said Sunday in a social media update.
54% : They warned residents returning to Fort Vermilion to watch for sinkholes as the jam that caused flooding on the Peace River left large chunks of ice on the streets.
52% : Premier Jason Kenney has said residents of northern Alberta forced from their homes due to flooding will receive emergency payments.
48% : "We are now fully in recovery phase," said Scott Davis, the municipality's director of emergency management.
40% : Scott estimated there's more than $100 million in damage.
38% : Don Scott, mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, said he spent the weekend walking around downtown Fort McMurray as evacuation orders were lifted and about 13,000 residents were allowed to return to their homes.
30% : FORT MCMURRAY, Alta.
29% : Officials said a boil water advisory brought in during the flooding could remain in effect until September for all neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Anzac, Draper, Gregoire Lake Estates and Saprae Creek Estates.
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17% : The latest disaster was the result of a 25-kilometre-long ice jam on the Athabasca River, which cause water levels to rise in several low-lying areas along the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers, including downtown Fort McMurray.
17% : "There is a huge issue in this region," said Scott.
17% : Hough said all the pipes will have to be cleaned with chlorine before the advisory can be lifted.
16% : This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 4, 2020 --

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