Meeting with GOA Update

November 24, 2013 by CRC Action Group in News


The Calgary River Communities Action Group has been busy since the widely attended Town Hall meeting held on Oct 24th.

  • Tuesday, November 5th – CRCAG met with Mr. Wolf Keller who chairs the City of Calgary’s Flood Mitigation Panel.  A summary of the meeting will be posted by CRCAG.
  • Wednesday, November 6th – CRCAG met with Mr. Andre Corbould, CADM Flood Recovery Task Force, for an update on the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) and flood mitigation efforts (see summary below re: DRP).
  • Next Week – CRCAG is meeting with Mr. John Conrad, Executive Director Provincial Operations and head of the DRP.

DRP Update from Meeting with Mr. Andre Corbould:

We are pleased to report the following information provided to us yesterday – it’s all in the numbers!

  • 1300 – The number of DRP cheques sent to DRP applicants since our October 24th Town Hall meeting.
  • 12 – The additional number of Executive Directors from within the Alberta Government that were deployed to work on the DRP effective this past Monday.
  • 10 – The number of insurance companies that have now met with Ministers from the Alberta Government and provided clarity around sewer back-up coverage required to advance DRP applications still subject to an insurance hold.
  • 250 – The number of new DRP applications received in the past week.

Keep in mind the importance of November 30, 2013 for two significant deadlines:

  1. Deadline to submit an application for DRP funding.
  2. Deadline to express interest in the floodway buy-out program.  On the website at the following clarifying note is provided: “November 30, 2013 is the last date to express interest in the program, but submitting an application is not obligating the property owner to sell their home. A formal agreement to sell will be required.” [Emphasis added]

For more information on the above deadlines and how to apply to the DRP, please go the Alberta.cawebsite