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Residents urged to apply for Disaster Recovery Program

Last Updated May 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm MDT

First responders are deployed to a housing complex as Fort McMurray experiences unprecedented flooding. CREDIT: @RMWoodBuffallo)

Residents may now apply for financial relief under the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP)

On May 8, Premier Jason Kenney announced that Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo qualified for $100-million in total DRP funding.

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Mayor Don Scott said the money will support residents most impacted by flooding.

“I recognize that these are stressful times for all of you that have been impacted. On top of this devastating flood, we are all dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 and other challenges, all at the same time.”

He also thanked the Premier, Associate Minister Jason Luan, MLAs Laila Goodridge and Tany Yao for committing additional mental health supports.

A list of supports and more information on flood recovery is available through the Municipality.

“I also know that we will [be] here for you every step of the way in the recovery process. While in many ways the hard work is just getting started, my Council colleagues and our Municipality will continue to do what we can to ensure supports are in place alongside our many partners.”

Residents may apply for the DRP on the province’s website.