Alberta flood evacuees handed eviction notices

Couple Darlene McCarthy and Richard Dey, residents of the Great Plains temporary neighbourhood in...

Couple Darlene McCarthy and Richard Dey, residents of the Great Plains temporary neighbourhood in southeast Calgary set up to house flood refugees talk about a difficult Christmas season and an uncertain 2014 in Calgary on December 30, 2013. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency)

Bill Kaufmann, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:00 AM ET

CALGARY -- Flood refugees at a temporary Calgary neighourhood have been given notice to vacate by month’s end.

Twenty-eight households in the Great Plains area in the city’s southeast received the notices Monday, said Richard Dey, who’s lived there since October.

He and his family of four were waiting for confirmation that they’d have lodging at the Saddlebrook temporary neighbourhood just north of High River.

“I’m hoping we can start over from there ... there’s got to be a little light at the end of the tunnel,” said Dey, adding his wife has a job close to High River.

But he said the departure order was short notice, particularly for others in the complex.

His family’s flooded home in High River’s Wallaceville area is slated to be bulldozed.


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