Residents who have been evacuated due to the flood will be eligble for emergency evacuation payments.
Premier Jason Kenney announced on Wednesday adults who have had to evacuate will receive $1,250 and people under 18 will get $500.
Evacuees can apply for the payments online beginning Monday, May 4, at 12 p.m.
“Albertans are facing some of the toughest challenges in our province’s history,” said Kenney.
“Our government will stand by Albertans during this trying time and we will make sure everyone has the support they need. Financial assistance is available to evacuees to help with their short-term needs while they are away from their homes. As we navigate our way through these unprecedented times, Albertans will continue to be there for one another.”
It can take up to 24 hours for funds to be e-transferred into bank accounts. Arrangements can be made for those who are unable to receive e-transfers through the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.
“I want to extend my heartfelt support to the residents of Fort McMurray and all communities in Northern Alberta affected by the floods,” said Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services.
“I know you are worried about your homes and you’re likely concerned about how you will pay for expenses, while you’re away. These emergency payments will help with the costs of evacuation. Our government stands with you. Together, we will help you get through this.”
Information on the application process can be found at www.alberta.ca/emergency.