Flood relief cheques being cut

The first batch of government flood relief cheques have been cut for people hit by heavy rains in southern Alberta.

CALGARY — The first batch of government flood relief cheques have been cut for people hit by heavy rains in southern Alberta.

The province says more than 1,900 applications have been accepted so far from people under Alberta’s disaster recovery program.

The government has earmarked up to $200-million for flood relief in the area.

Premier Ed Stelmach says the money will help people rebuild and get their lives back to normal as soon as possible.

The Alberta and federal governments have also announced financial help for farmers who had their crops or fields washed out by the rains.