Southern Alberta floods by the numbers

The province has released a variety of flood-related statistics. Here is our index.

Province releases flood of statistics

Sarah Watts is one of thousands of Calgarians cleaning up after devastating floods in southern Alberta. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Here are some flood-related statistics from the government of Alberta.

  • Amount issued to Albertans on pre-loaded credit or debit cards:  almost $70 million.
  • Number of Albertans who received the cards: 40,000
  • Number of applications for Disaster Recovery Support processed:  8,200
  • Number of people who have received cheques: 1,827
  • Total amount paid out: $8.6 million
  • Number of Albertans living in temporary housing in High River and on the Siksika First Nation: 950
  • Number of people from those communities living in hotels or other temporary housing: 400
  • Number of students in Alberta returning to school in temporary classrooms: 950
  • Number of schools damaged in floods that reopened on September 3:  80
  • Number of health facilities damaged by flooding that have reopened: five
  • Amount of the 985 kilometres of damaged roadway and bridges repaired:  857 kilometres.
  • Number of callers to Alberta Flood Information Line operators since June 24:  18,000
  • Amount of debris removed from High River in truckloads: 2,050
  • Amount of water removed from town's river system in Olympic swimming pools: 20