Alberta Floods: Assessing the Human, Environmental, Economic Impacts

"While residents of Medicine Hat anxiously wait for swelling river waters to recede, flooding in Calgary has left the city’s economy in shambles."

"While the flooding in southern Alberta continues to ravage towns and cities along the swollen banks of the province’s river system, many people are beginning to pick up the pieces.

The provincial government announced $1 billion Monday to kick-start the first phase of recovery.

Premier Alison Redford said the money will be used to support people forced from their homes, as well as to run relief centres and to start rebuilding infrastructure."

Andrew Livingstone reports for the Toronto Star June 24, 2013.

Source: Toronto Star, 06/25/2013