December 11, 2015 7:33 pm

Alberta to adopt 2013 flood recommendations from review

Submerged cars sits in the flood waters in High River, Alta. on June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.

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CALGARY – Alberta is moving forward with more than a dozen flood prevention measures made by an independent review on the province’s response to the 2013 floods.

Sixteen recommendations will help improve emergency response and recovery procedures; the government has accepted 15 of them and one “in principle.”

READ MORE: 10 memorable images of Bragg Creek in the 2013 flood

The guidelines focus on redesigning the disaster recovery program, providing more disaster management training as well as more emergency training exercises.

An emergency management staff wellness program, developing a provincial emergency social services framework and focusing on emergency management procedures in First Nations are among the specific recommendations. The province also hopes to document procedures that worked well during the 2013 floods.

You can read the full list here.

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