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RDEK receives $420,000 grant for flood mitigation work

The Regional District of East Kootenay has recently finished flood and debris flow prioritization work in the Columbia Basin, which was given a boost from a provincial and federal grant.

The provincial government said the work considered the future impacts of climate change and characterized clear-water flood and debris flood hazards and elements at risk across the East Kootenay.

“Communities in flood-prone areas across the province know the importance of understanding the hazards and being prepared for flooding,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. “By partnering with the federal government, we are maximizing funding and supporting communities in their work to become more resilient and better prepared to face damaging floods in the future.”

This RDEK project is one of 24 that received provincial and federal grant funding for flood-mitigation, risk and hazard assessment projects.

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The money comes from the National Disaster Mitigation Program, which shares the costs of these projects between the federal, provincial and local governments.

“These projects are focused on advanced planning and mitigation efforts to reduce the risks of flooding events, which is a crucial element of building greater disaster resilience for the future,” said Bill Blair, federal Minister of Emergency Preparedness.

You can see a full list of the projects that received funding through the link below.

More: Disaster mitigation will make communities safer (B.C. government)

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