Flood Recovery Update

 

RECOVERY UPDATE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21 AT 6:00 AM

The MD will be back in Marten Beach removing silt in September after the long weekend. The MD's September silt removal activities will accommodate residents who had not previously had the chance to move their silt to their property line adjacent to an MD road for pick-up.

Residents should ensure that they work safely around silt and refer to the information that is provided in hard copy at the transfer station or in the Flood Recovery Section of the MD website.

Note: A rumour persists that the length of the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) determines whether citizens affected by the flood receive a provincial cash payment for incidentals. Whether such a payment is made or not made is at the discretion of the Government of Alberta and is not determined by SOLE length.


RECOVERY UPDATE FRIDAY AUGUST 9 AT 4:00 PM

The first phase of silt removal will commence Monday morning. The MD will have a hoe and trucks ready to go.

We have had our challenges lining up a place to take material amounts of silt. Given the likelihood of future floods, the MD will be securing a permanent location for the future.

Residents can move their silt to their property lines for removal. Please ensure a consent form has been completed and signed - these continue to be available at the transfer station. Residents need to ensure septic material is taken to a sewage facility.

This will be the first crack at it. For those who miss out, there will be other opportunities.

Residents should ensure that they work safely around silt and refer to the information that is provided in hard copy at the transfer station or in the Flood Recovery Section of the MD website.


RECOVERY UPDATE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 AT 5:30 PM

AEMA will be in Marten Beach tomorrow afternoon and on Friday to do an early damage assessment for Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) purposes. They are there to ground assess damage and gather information now that waters have receded. Their observations will be shared for program consideration.

Because the Government of Alberta has to assess whether Marten Beach qualifies for program assistance, the evaluators cannot speak to eligibility of specific items. However, once a program is approved then the AEMA will work with those affected with damage during intake sessions.

Alberta Government elected officials determine DRP program eligibility.


RECOVERY UPDATE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 AT 10:00 AM

In recognition of the extra effort required to clean up residences affected by the July 25 flood of Marten Beach, MD Council has voted to waive August water bills from the Marten Beach Water Transfer Station so that water can be provided to affected residents at no charge.


RECOVERY UPDATE FRIDAY AUGUST 2

Marten Beach residents dealing with post-flood silt on their properties are advised to move their silt to their property line with MD Hamlet roads. This way, the silt can be removed at the same time that the MD removes the silt from its roadways in the Hamlet. A final destination for this silt is being worked upon.

Consent forms that allow the MD to gather your flood silt from the portion of your property by the roadways must be signed in order for silt removal work to proceed on your property. These forms are available at the Marten Beach transfer station, or can be Downloaded Here in PDF format. Completed forms can be returned to the Marten Beach transfer station or the MD office (including the after-hours drop box at the front of the main entrance).

Note: Please ensure that septage is removed to sewage treatment facilities.

The MD will continue to work with the Marten Beach Cottagers Association on recovery, mitigation, and getting resources to the community.

In the event of an emergency, the MD can be contacted after hours at 780.849.4888.

 

 

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