City providing information to those affected

The city of Calgary is continuing to hold flood recovery information sessions for citizens affected by the June flood. These are drop-in sessions open to anyone impacted by the flood not only those who live in the area in which the session takes place.

Representatives from city business units external service providers and partner organizations will be available to answer questions on a first-come first-served basis.

The city is currently taking inventory of flood damage to public infrastructure with the current estimate sitting at $400 million in needed repairs. This amount only covers what it may cost to replace what was and does not include predictions on how much the city may spend on measures to prevent or mitigate the potential effects of future floods.

The city is also reassessing property values through the summer in light of possible flood damage. The new assessments will be reflected in 2014 property taxes.

The next info session is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. on August 15 in Elbow Park at Christ Church (3602 8th St S.W.). Calgarians are also encouraged to visit or call 311 for more information.