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:
- Alberta Private Sector Disaster Assistance Guidelines
- Small Businesses and Landlords Fact Sheet
- Homeowner and Residential Tenants Fact Sheet
- Agricultural Operations Fact Sheet
- Not-for-profit Organizations and Business Cooperatives Fact Sheet
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
5th Floor, Terrace Building
9515 107 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2C1
- Residential Homeowners and Tenants (individual application): Statement of Loss and Damage Application. This application can be submitted online at Disaster Financial Assistance Portal.
- Small Business: Statement of Loss and Damage Application
- Irrigation District: Statement of Loss and Damage Application