[posted on behalf of the City of Calgary]

The City of Calgary is hosting one more open house for Calgarians in May to share what steps The City is taking and what people can do to prepare for the potential of flooding this year.

The open house will be held Thursday, May 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Foothills Academy, 745 37 St. N.W.

Staff from a number of business units including the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), Calgary Fire Department, Development & Building Approvals, Water Service and Water Resources, Calgary Police Service, Community & Neighbourhhood Services and the Flood Recovery Operations Centre will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Representatives from The City’s Expert Management Panel on River Flood Mitigation and the Government of Alberta will also be available.

The sessions will be drop-in style with no formal presentations. That way, residents can choose when to drop in, explore the information tables at their leisure and speak with staff in their areas of interest. Members of Council may be in attendance.

This will be the final information session being hosted by The City this spring. More than 1,200 Calgarians have already attended five open houses hosted by The City and Province in March and April.

Calgarians are encouraged to visit the flood prep homepage for ongoing update and information. The website outlines what The City is doing and what people can do to be prepared. Information on river flows and watershed monitoring will also be available on that website once river monitoring ramps up in mid-May.