In the wake of Alberta’s devastating 2013 floods, the province has undergone a rebuilding process in recent weeks that has kept everyone from homeowners to contractors and insurance companies busier than they’ve ever been when dealing with weather damage. With an estimated C$3–5 billion in damages throughout the province, Calgary was one of the hardest hit areas for flood and debris damage, creating a need for repairs of all kinds. Exterior home repairs, in particular, have been the most time consuming and in-demand necessities for homeowners facing destruction.
For those homes that weren’t completely destroyed by the torrential floods, there is serious damage to be dealt with, prompting the need for Calgary general contractors of all experiences. Those contractors with siding, foundation and even roofing expertise are working day and night to ensure that homes are repaired to the point where they are livable again. In some cases, this means attention to siding that has become intensely damaged—in other cases, this means completely replacing parts of a home that were swept away by powerful currents.
Fortified Exteriors Inc. is doing its part to help victims of the 2013 floods, along with numerous other professional organizations that are lending their support to homeowners in need. In Calgary and its surrounding areas, 26 neighborhoods suffered such extensive flood damage that a mandatory evacuation was called for, forcing many homeowners to leave their properties to the mercy of nature—it’s these areas and these homeowners that organizations, like Fortified Exteriors Inc., are focused on helping, so that families can get back to living in their homes as soon as possible.
Aside from Calgary general contractors, a vast number of other organizations are lending their help to people displaced by the floodwaters. An overwhelming volunteer campaign has been taken up throughout the province, where complete strangers have come together to help out those less fortunate than themselves. Troops from Canada’s Armed Forces Divisions have been deployed as well, to assist in any way that they can—whether it be debris removal or working at relief centers. As with any disaster, the Red Cross is also compiling donations to be used in relief efforts. People looking to help monetarily can donate via http://www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-alberta-floods.
As Calgary and the rest of Alberta continues to recover from this spontaneous and devastating flood, it’s important to remember that the fastest road to recovery is through the generosity of others. Homeowners with minor or no damage to their homes can help those around them in a less fortunate situation. Organizations can provide help to people in a number of ways and everyday, random citizens can do their part by just lending a hand. From the Calgary general contractors who will continue to rebuild the broken homes of those affected, to the people displaced from the floodwaters, hoping to see their homes again soon, it takes the strength of everyone to overcome such a devastating occurrence and get back to life as we know it.