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Ongoing Disaster Planning For The Fort Mcmurray Flood Crisis

Blue Print Management
Publication date:
January 8, 2021
Article Summary: 

The Fort McMurray Flood Crisis is a serious emergency situation caused by an ice jam in the Athabasca River. Mayor Don Scott has suggested blowing the ice dam up with explosives, but the sheer size of the ice dam could make the flooding even worse. The only solution is to leave it to nature, as warmer weather has caused 4 kilometres of the ice jam to melt away and water levels are beginning to drop. The emergency in Fort McMurray, Alberta is serious and over 13,000 people have been evacuated. To register as an evacuee, call 1-800-863-6582 and apply for an emergency evacuation payment online.

Evacuees are advised to report to the registration centre at Casman Centre 110 Eymundson Road. To stay informed, contact the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo website and attend a public live stream meeting at 5:50 p.m. MST. It is important to maintain social distancing in order to stay safe.


ice dam, ice jam, river, flooding, emergency situation, Fort McMurray, Alberta, evacuation payments, live stream meeting

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Blue Print Management
Ongoing Disaster Planning For The Fort Mcmurray Flood Crisis
January 8, 2021
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