Less than two months after Fort McMurray, Alta., residents were allowed to return to the city after a devastating fire, the municipality has activated its emergency operations centre to deal with flooding.
Landowners are upset that they will be forced to move away when a new dam is constructed near Calgary. The dam is being built to divert water during flooding from the Elbow River, which burst its banks three years ago as Alberta struggled with floods.
Thousands of people are still waiting for their disaster recovery claim payments a year after devastating floods hit 30 communities in southern Alberta. A report into the provincial government's response to the June 2013 disaster shows that less than half of 10,486 claims have been paid out at a cost of about $75 million.