DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING AVAILABLE
The Government of Alberta has approved Cochrane for disaster recovery funding to help with financial recovery from the flooding in 2019.
Residents in Cochrane whose home, business or property was damaged by overland flooding June 21, 2019 may be eligible to receive Disaster Recovery Program funding from the Government of Alberta.
The Disaster Recovery Program provides funding for uninsurable property damage, loss and other expenses incurred as the result of a natural disaster.
Go to www.alberta.ca/disaster-recovery-programs.aspx to apply or find out more. Deadline: January 30, 2020.
More: 1-888-671-1111 or email@example.com
June 21, 2019 overland flooding
Overland flooding occurred today in Sunset Ridge and Glenbow Drive because of a high volume of rain in a short time. Crews responded and the situation was resolved by early afternoon. Updates were provided here as we received more information (newest information at the top of the page).
Glenbow Dr is now open
Pathways are still closed along the creek in Glenbow and under Hwy 1A, as is the Cochrane Ranche. Stay back from moving water and obey barricades.
Heritage Gate has been reopened.
Great progress is being made in Sunset Ridge: most streets originally impacted are mostly drained and now have debris and sediment on the roadway, which is being cleaned with bobcats. Thanks to everyone for their patience and to crews for all their hard work.
Please do not drive on sidewalks or pathways. If the road is flooded, please stay home.
Rivers and creeks look good at this time; crews are monitoring water levels. Please stay clear because water is flowing quickly.
Heritage Gate has been closed. Please use Horse Creek Road to access Heritage Hills.
Crews are closing Glenbow Drive. Please avoid the area.
If you’re in area where there is standing water in the roadway, please use caution when driving and consider staying home. Puddles may be deeper than they look and can cause vehicles to stall.
In general, stay away from parks and all waterways until water levels subside. The Cochrane Ranche has been closed; crews are placing barricades in other parks and around waterways for public safety.
The runoff is coming from the undeveloped area at the north end of Sunset. Plans are underway to put a portable dam in place to stop the flow of water. In the meantime, if you’re in an area where there is standing water in the roadway, please use caution when driving and consider staying home. Puddles may be deeper than they look and can cause vehicles to stall.
If you have a swale (drainage infrastructure) in your backyard, please ensure it is free of debris so water can flow away from your property.