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Recovery efforts begin after major flooding in Fort McMurray

Flood recovery efforts begin

A recovery plan is in place in northern Alberta after major flooding forced 13,000 people from their homes in Fort McMurray.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo says in a social media post that the plan will guide the cleanup and re-entry for residents in the downtown.

A massive ice jam on the Athabasca River that caused the flooding has shrunk to about half its original size and water levels have dropped significantly in three rivers around Fort McMurray.

Officials have said the plan is to open businesses before allowing residents back to the community.

They said it will be at least a week before evacuees could return.

Some businesses and services deemed essential include government offices, grocery stores, hardware stores, gas stations, hotels and pharmacies.



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