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Flood Mitigation Program survey now online

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

A Community Conversation on Wood Buffalo’s flood mitigation approach begins this summer.

Deputy CAO Matthew Hough provided an update on construction at the RMWB Council meeting on June 23.

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“It is important we consider all options that will best protect our people and our neighbours.”

Residents may take an online survey and provide feedback.

The survey remains online until July 8.

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Hough said the administration will use that information in their presentation to Mayor and Councillors on July 14, 2020.

“We know that these are people’s homes, lives and businesses. We recognize these can be difficult and challenging conversations and in seeking to understand a diverse range of perspectives, we are committed to creating a safer, more resilient region.”

He said he expects Community Conversations to continue through the summer providing residents with more opportunities for engagement.

To participate in the survey, go to the Municipality’s website.