NEWS
01/26/2016 07:06 EST | Updated 01/26/2017 00:12 EST

High River says Alberta's response to June 2013 flood inadequate, wants action

EDMONTON — A community that was badly hit by flooding that swept through southern Alberta in 2013 says hundreds of damage claims still have not been resolved.

The Town of High River has issued a report called "Finish The Job — Fix the System."

The report lists what it calls systemic failings of Alberta's Disaster Recovery Program.

It says the system needs to be fixed to spare others the suffering that people in the community have endured before there is another major disaster.

The report calls on the government to resolve all claims by June 20 and all appeals by the end of the year.

The 2013 floods have been called the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, prompting promises from the provincial and federal governments for swift action.