Returning to Fort McMurray: Shop Insurance Canada Tells You All You Need to Know
June 02, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsJune 2, 2016 - The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire tore through the northern Alberta community and displaced 85,000 people from their homes. Over 3000 properties were lost and the flames resulted in the largest insurance loss in Canadian history.
While the entire area is not safe, many homeowners are able to return their property between June 1 and June 15, depending on weather conditions and air quality. The first of those residents have been given an all-clear and will be the first wave to re-enter the town to discover the total damage to their homes.
To return to Fort McMurray the Air Quality Health Index needs to be at six or less, while weather conditions need to be favorable. However, people with special circumstance (pregnant women, children under seven, seniors above 65, and people with heart or respiratory problems) will have to wait until the index reads 3 or less.
In other instances, the local government requests the people with the following problems wait until the regions Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is back to operating at its full capacity:
Many of the displaced residents may have numerous pieces of personal possessions with them, but when returning to the area it is important to bring some key item. Many of these will be supply items to support individuals and families as the town gets back on its feet.
It is worth remembering that homes that have been left intact may still have structural problems or hazards that will remain hidden until entry. It is important to be properly equipped when entering a property for the first time by following these guidelines:
The province of Alberta (Alberta Health Services) supplies a "Returning to your Home" leaflet that should be read by all residents before entering their property.
What you do not do:
The government has placed a boil advisory for water consumption. Water management is the responsibility of individuals, who should bring at least a 14 day supply when they return to their properties. If bottled water is unavailable, it is possible to use mains water if possible, but it must be boiled for a full minute for drinking, brushing teeth, cleaning raw food, preparing infant formula.
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