Alberta Flood Statistics 1 Year Later Show Just How Far Province Has Come

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A once peaceful park path disappears into a flooded torrent as waters rise in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 21, 2013. Flooding forced the evacuation of some 100,000 people in the western city of Calgary and nearby towns in the heart of the Canadian oil patch. AFP PHOTO / DAVE BUSTON (Photo credit should read DAVE BUSTON/AFP/Getty Images) | DAVE BUSTON via Getty Images

New statistics published by the Alberta government this week show just how far the province has come since the deluge of water that devastated many areas in the southern Alberta — as well as how far the province still has to go.

More than 100,000 Albertans in 30 communities have been affected, and recovery costs continue to swell.

More than 10,500 applications for Disaster Recovery support have been processed and payments totaling $71.5 million have been made

Albertans nominated 1,300 people for the Heroes of the Flood program, which recognized Albertans who went above and beyond to help loved ones and strangers help recover from the disaster.

Thousands of people in Calgary and surrounding communities were forced from their homes June 20, 2013 — including the entire community of High River that had to be evacuated.

Click through the slideshow below for the latest numbers on the Alberta flood.

Alberta Floods: One Year Later
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