January 26, 2016 1:44 pm
Updated: January 26, 2016 1:45 pm

High River says Alberta 2013 flood response inadequate, damage remains

Wreckage lies along Center St. in High River, Alberta on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.


A community that was badly hit by flooding that swept through southern Alberta in 2013 says hundreds of damage claims still have not been resolved.

The Town of High River has issued a report called “Finish The Job — Fix the System.”

The report lists what it calls systemic failings of Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program.

READ MORE: After the Flood Part 1 – High River family still homeless

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It says the system needs to be fixed to spare others the suffering that people in the community have endured before there is another major disaster.

The report calls on the government to resolve all claims by June 20 and all appeals by the end of the year.

READ MORE: After the Flood Part II – ‘He had leukemia that went very, very bad’

The 2013 floods have been called the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, prompting promises from the provincial and federal governments for swift action.

READ MORE: After the Flood Part III – Mental health program’s future uncertain

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