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Municipality deploys five damage assessment teams to assess commercial properties, allowing access to crucial re-entry resources

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 30, 2020) – The Municipality has begun to implement its multi-pillared recovery plan. This plan outlines the key priorities that will support the flood-affected communities in overall recovery and re-entry.

Recovery of commercial properties in indirect flood zone

Damage assessment teams, consisting of building and safety codes inspectors have been rapidly deployed to inspect each commercial property in the indirect flood-zone. These damage assessments will provide a better idea of the extent of damage to commercial properties.

After these commercial damage assessments are completed, business owners who are deemed crucial for providing re-entry resources, and who are approved by the Regional Emergency Coordination Centre, will be able to return to their properties to assess damages, and begin the recovery process.

Although these properties are located in zones that were not directly affected by flood waters, there is a strong possibility that damage could be present.

The facilitation of access for crucial re-entry resources will begin today.

Officials within the Regional Emergency Coordination Centre have determined a specific list of these re-entry resources, and will be in direct contact with these resources. Critical re-entry resources include key government infrastructure, grocery stores, hardware stores, gas stations, hotels, and pharmacies.  At this time, other requests for access for assessment are not being granted.

Further details on the recovery plan will be provided regularly.

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