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Fort McMurray residents will experience elevated chlorine levels in their water over the coming weeks while the Municipality pursues necessary steps to disinfect the potable water system from the impacts of the flood.

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Fort McMurray residents will experience elevated chlorine levels in their water over the coming weeks while the Municipality pursues necessary steps to disinfect the potable water system from the impacts of the flood. 

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The boil water advisory in Anzac and Gregoire Lake Estates has been lifted by Alberta Health Services. The lifting of the boil water advisory means that satisfactory water quality has been restored.

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Disaster Recovery Program applications are now being accepted by the Government of Alberta. If you live in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and your home, business or property was damaged by overland flooding in April and May 2020, you may be eligible to receive Disaster Recovery Program funding.

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Residents with homes in the dry-zone are encouraged to transition home and restore utilities. Over the past few days, ATCO has made significant progress in restoring utilities. With these developments, residents whose homes did not experience direct overland flooding in the dry-zone, are being asked to transition home if they haven’t done so already. Given that homes in the dry-zone did not experience direct overland flooding, those residents will need to transition home from accommodations provided by the RMWB by May 11, 2020.

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Beginning today, the Canadian Red Cross is providing $600 for every household in Fort McMurray and surrounding area that was under a mandatory evacuation order due to recent flooding. 

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has extended its support beyond May 10 for interim accommodation and food needs to residents affected by flooding.

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Do not check out of your emergency accommodations, if you do not have other accommodations to stay inOnce you check out, you will not be able to check back in and will need to make other arrangements.

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Boil water advisory to remain in effect until September 2020. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is keeping the existing boil water advisory in place for all neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Anzac, Draper, Gregoire Lake Estates, and Saprae Creek Estates.

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Changes to Bottled Water pickup and Bus Hub effective Monday, May 4. Residents who cannot boil water due to disconnected utilities at their residence can receive up to three cases of bottled water per visit to the staging area at the Peter Pond Mall by showing identification with an address in an impacted area without utility service or proof of Red Cross registration

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If you are currently being supported with housing because your home is not safe to live in due to flood damage, please stay in those accommodations. The RMWB is committed to ensuring housing will continue to be provided through the Canadian Red Cross until May 10.

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As of 8 p.m. on May 1, Draper remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

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If you are staying in emergency accommodations and need assistance, please visit the Evacuee Assistant Station.

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Digest of today's river break up information for residents and evacuees.

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Good news to start us off. The Voluntary Evacuation Notice for Grayling Terrace is rescinded. It’s safe for Grayling Terrace residents to return home. ATCO finished its repairs and is going door to door reconnecting service to homes.

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The past 48 hours and the days ahead will not be forgotten. Our home, the region of Wood Buffalo, has experienced a natural disaster that has displaced many of our neighbours, friends, and loved ones.

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