Alberta has released a one-year progress report on recovery progress in flood-affected communities

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Alberta NewsEdmonton: The report released by Alberta highlights flood recovery efforts, mitigation work that will make the province more resilient to future flooding and the work that is planned for the future.

“It’s remarkable to see how far we have come as a province in just one year. From the initial response to the current recovery, we’ve made incredible progress rebuilding Alberta communities,” said Greg Weadick, Minister of Municipal Affairs

In addition to being the biggest natural disaster in Canadian history, the 2013 flood is also the most expensive disaster in Canadian history with the estimated total cost of the event being approximately $6 billion.

In 2013-14, the Alberta government spent about $3 billion on flood response and recovery through its Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) and other vehicles, and has committed in Budget 2014 more than $1 billion more over the next three years to continue recovery and mitigation work.