Alberta employers help region dry out

Historic flooding good time to reflect on emergency plans, says HRIA
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

It was the worst flood in Alberta’s history. At the peak of the disaster in June, more than 30 communities were in a state of local emergency, evacuating up to 120,000 people from their homes and closing thousands of businesses.

But the historic floods are a learning experience for Alberta and its employers, said Nora Molina, executive director of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) in Calgary.

“It will be a really good time for companies to reflect and look at this unprecedented event and ask, ‘Do we need to make any adjustments to our disaster recovery plan or our emergency response plan?’” she said.