In June 2013, several Ward 7 communities including Hillhurst, Sunnyside, Eau Claire, East Village, Chinatown and the Downtown Commercial Core experienced significant personal and property damage from flooding. Residents spent days, weeks and months cleaning up the mess and putting their lives back together. Many residents are still in recovery mode.
The City of Calgary has made flood mitigation a top infrastructure priority and has communicated its needs to the Federal and Provincial governments. Councillor Farrell continues to work with community advocacy groups, The City, and her colleagues in advancing projects to help us mitigate and recover from future flood events. We are equally concerned by the risk of drought. It is critical that proposed water management solutions weigh all the risks.
While flooding can happen at any time, the most likely period is from May 15 to July 15 each year. The best way to prepare is to understand the risks to your home, your family and your business. The City has initiatives underway to assist you.
To stay informed about Flooding, The City will be updating communications on a regular basis during the high risk period. You can learn more at www.calgary.ca/floodinfo.