Province’s plan for flood recovery focuses on four main areas

The Alberta government has released its plan for communities faced with rebuilding after extensive flooding last month in the province’s south.

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has released its plan for communities faced with rebuilding after extensive flooding last month in the province’s south.

Regional co-ordinators in each of the affected communities are to address four key recovery aspects.

The goals include supporting flood victims, nurturing economic growth, restoring infrastructure and re-establishing and protecting the environment.

The recovery framework is intended as a guide for intermediate and long-term efforts.

Premier Alison Redford says in a release the government knows rebuilding efforts will take years — not weeks or months.

The plan was developed by a flood recovery task force that Redford named shortly after torrential rains caused rivers in much of southern Alberta to overflow.