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Sheep River Flood Info

June 3, 2011
The Town of Okotoks is currently preparing a preliminary application to the Province of Alberta in anticipation of a possible Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) that will provide some funding assistance to repair damages as a result of the heavy rainfall event and flooding in Sheep River Park on May 26-27th. There is no certainty as to whether or not the Provincial Government will offer a DRP, however, should a DRP be offered, they may be financial assistance to businesses and households for overland drainage or basement seepage damages that are not covered by insurance.

The Town advises affected residents and citizens to pre-register with the Town of Okotoks at 403-938-4404, by providing their name and address, so if there is a program available, it will be faster to advise those affected. Affected parties should also prepare by contacting their insurance provider to determine if damages will be covered and if not, proof of no insurance coverage will be required and proof of damages such as photographs of the damage and receipts for all repairs.
June 2, 2011
Open Spaces crew have been hard at work on cleaning up debris from the Sheep River Valley due to the past weekend flooding to low lying pathways. As a result they have had to delay some of their regular scheduled maintenance around town. We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing them return to their normal schedules this week!
News Releases
Online Flood Resources:
Flood Planning Brochure (299 KB) Adobe
Basement Flooding Handbook (1 MB) Adobe
Emergency Preparedness Guide (967 KB) Adobe

Do I live on a flood plain?
Refer to the Map of Town of Okotoks Low Lying Areas (2 MB) Adobe to determine if you live on a flood plain. While flooding can happen in any community, at any time, if you live on a flood plain your home is at greater risk.