Alberta Unveils New Flood-proofing Rules
The province has created new flood-mapping standards in the hopes of preventing future flood events in Alberta. The new rules categorize areas in high-risk flood zones as being in either the floodway or flood fringe.
Homeowners who live in the floodway can choose to rebuild and repair, or leave. If they stay, they will not be eligible for any future Disaster Recovery Fund assistance. If they choose to relocate, the province will assist them — in some cases, that means by purchasing land.
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