June 2022 Flooding: Disaster Recovery Application

The City of Red Deer submitted an application to the Government of Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) seeking financial relief for residents and property owners who experienced flooding due to excessive rainfall in June 2022.

June 2022 Flooding: Disaster Recovery Application 

The DRP provides financial assistance for uninsurable loss and damage caused by emergencies and disasters. Following a disaster, affected municipalities can apply to the program and, if the municipal application is approved, affected residents can apply to the Province for financial assistance. In July 2022, we put an ask for residents to submit details about the affects of June 2022 flooding on their properties. The deadline for submissions was September 14, 2022. 

Application Status (June 2023):

Our initial DRP application was denied in February 2023 and we appealed that decision in March 2023. On June 20, 2023 the Province confirmed that our appeal was unsuccessful and our application has now been closed.

We understand that many of you have already been in contact with your insurance providers.  The City encourages all residents affected by the flooding events in 2022 to continue to consult with their insurer, agent, or broker to find out if coverage is available for unexpected loss and damage from flood events.


More information about the Alberta Government’s Disaster Recovery Program (DRP), including the types of disasters covered by the program, is available online at https://www.alberta.ca/disaster-recovery-programs.aspx. Residents affected by ground flooding are encouraged to review the Homeowner and residential tenants fact sheet for details about qualifying for the DRP.