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Register now for upcoming townhall on flood mitigation

Last Updated Jul 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm MDT

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

The Community Conversation on flood mitigation continues on July 20.

The Municipality encourages residents and business owners, in particular those from flood-impacted areas, to participate in the next virtual townhall.

Titled “Flood Risk: A Community Conversation”, the discussion features Mayor Don Scott, RMWB officials, and Deputy CAO Matthew Hough.

“Our primary aim in this community conversation on flood risk is to increase community resilience [and] to make this a safer place when the next flood hits. Community resilience is only possible with community support.”

Residents who register online will receive automated phone calls prior to the meeting as reminders.

They will also receive a call prior to the start of the July 20 townhall, which starts at 6:10 p.m.

The RMWB scheduled another Facebook Live event for July 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Online forums will also go live on the Municipality’s website in the coming days.

RMWB Council will discuss the “Improving Community Resilience: 2020 Overland Flood Considerations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo” report on July 28, 2020.