City seeks disaster relief for July storm damage

City looking for funds after July storms caused over 100 million dollars in damage, flooded homes and roads

The City of Edmonton is looking to the province for disaster relief assistance following the heavy rains and hail that hit the city hard in July.

"We had a huge concentration in certain areas of the flooding and the storm that we had," said Coun. Amarjeet Sohi.

"We had almost three times the average amount of rainfall within the month of July."

Roads and trails were washed out and the city dealt with over 1,000 calls about flooded basements.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates the storms caused more than $100 million in insured damage.

Even more was uninsured, like flooding through basement cracks or window wells.

The city is is asking for help from the province to cover that uninsured damage.

Officials expect an answer sometime next month.

The last time Edmonton asked for disaster relief was following the devastating storm of 2004.