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More dry-zone residents asked to return home

A flooded neighbourhood along the Clearwater River in downtown Fort McMurray, Alberta is shown on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Officials in Fort McMurray are keeping a close eye on river levels after a 25-kilometre ice jam caused major flooding and forced about 12,000 people from their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Halinda

Residents may return if their homes that did not experience overland flooding in the dry-zone.

ATCO Gas and ATCO Electric restored utilities in these areas and safety code inspectors gave the green light for residents to return home.

They ask homeowners to be present to allow permission and access for crews to restore power to remaining households.

The Municipality asks all residents in flood-impacted areas to visit their properties for instruction on restoring utilities.

Residents living in multi-family dwellings such as apartment buildings and condos should also contact their property management company and ask about status, access and entry, and other options.

The RMWB said ATCO restored services to several grocery stores, restaurants, social-profit supports in Fort McMurray’s downtown.

Daily meal service in hotels housing evacuated residents concludes May 10, 2020.

Financial relief for registered evacuees is available through emergency payments from the Alberta government and The Canadian Red Cross.