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Confusion lingers over flood relief funding in Morley

Some who live on Stoney Nakoda Nation west of Calgary are still trying to access provincial flood relief money.

75 per cent of Stoney Nakoda Nation members affected, says elder

Some who live on the Stoney Nakoda Nation are still trying to access provincial flood relief money. 2:01

Some who live on the Stoney Nakoda Nation west of Calgary are still trying to access provincial flood relief money.

Roughly 480 homes were damaged after flooding in the area caused sewer backups.

Some residents of Stoney Nakoda Nation had to stand in line for hours to get pre-paid debit cards offered by the province to flood victims. (Devin Heroux/CBC)

Hundreds of people lined up in Morley, Alta., for the second time Tuesday afternoon, some waiting for hours to get pre-paid debit cards.

"The process was very confusing. It wasn't clear on how we were supposed to access the relief funds," said Kristy Crow Spreads His Wings.

Elder and organizer Sykes Powderface says there has been confusion over who qualifies.

Applicants must have proof of residence and a documented home inspection.

Eligible adults get $1,250 and each child can receive $500 in provincial money to cover flood-related expenses.

"First of all they have to be flooded, and they have to go through an inspection by the official inspection team that came out here," he said. 

He says it's tough to keep track of everyone impacted, explaining there are many families living with extended relatives under one roof.

"At the lower end, we're talking six per home and, at the high end, eight per home," said Powderface. "That's almost 75 per cent of our total population that's been affected."