Disaster Recovery & Assistance

Recovering from a disaster is difficult. The Government of Alberta makes it easier by providing financial assistance for uninsurable loss and damage caused by emergencies and disasters. All information on this page is taken from the Government of Alberta Disaster Recovery Programs webpage.

First Steps

After a disaster has affected your property, it is hard to know where to start. Here are some steps you should take post-disaster:
  • Take pictures of all damaged items before you throw anything away or make any repairs, as well as the inside and outside of your property.
  • Contact your insurance company and open a claim. If you experience issues with your insurance provider or have concerns, visit Getting Your Insurance Claim Settled: Know Your Options for more information.
  • Contact the Insurance Bureau of Canada at 1-844-227-5422 or for more information, visit them online.
  • Begin clean-up and repair work; be sure you are wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Record all of the time you spend cleaning up and making repairs. Read Cleaning Your Home After a Flood (PDF) for more information.
  • Keep copies of all receipts for clean-up, repairs, and replacement of damaged property. Read Home Renovation Consumer Tips (PDF) for information about hiring prepaid contractors.
  • Contact Lamont County Administration at 780-895-2233 and ask about the potential for a Government of Alberta Disaster Recovery Program.
  • Ask for a letter from your insurance company indicating your insurance coverage and any exclusions — if a Disaster Recovery Program is approved for Lamont County, this will be required as part of your application.

Applying for Assistance

After a disaster, Lamont County can apply for a Disaster Recovery Program (DRP). If the application is approved, Lamont County will notify the public immediately; affected residents will have 90 days (after program approval) to apply for financial assistance.


The documents below (downloadable PDF) provide important information for the application process:


If your losses/damages are not covered, submit your application to the Alberta Emergency Management Agency within 90 days of a Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) being approved. If you are an eligible small business, not-for-profit institution, agriculture operation or landlord, you can complete the fillable PDF application form below and email it to drp.info@gov.ab.ca, or mail it to:

Alberta Emergency Management Agency
5th Floor, Terrace Building
9515 107 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2C1