Flood damage totals in for city

The floods that struck Port Alberni in early December will cost the city $37,599, according to deputy director of finance Diane Koch.

The floods that struck Port Alberni in early December will cost the city $37,599, according to deputy director of finance Diane Koch.

Of that amount, $19,421 was submitted to Emergency Management BC under their disaster financial assistance program.

Recoverable costs “is all overtime wages and benefits during the event, as well as contractors hired and supplies purchased to repair,” Koch said in an e-mail.

Unrecoverable costs total $18,177 and include “straight time wages and benefits and equipment during regular operational hours for works staff,” Koch said.

The sum does not include fire department operation costs.

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional district spent $8,944 during the storms and will spend approximately $6,465 in repairing damage. In an e-mail, ACRD acting director of fnance Andrew McGifford said that the costs were based on a culvert being out at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport, a tree falling on a fence in Beaver Creek and a washout at the China Creek foot bridge leading to the Inlet Trail.

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