We are about a week away from when Fort McMurray residents are hoping to start heading back home.
The province is aiming for June 1st to start letting evacuees back in, albeit on a phased approach.
It will be a difficult endeavour, bringing more than 80,000 people back into Fort McMurray, most on just one road, being Highway 63.
Hence the phased-in approach the province is taking.
The hope is to make it as seamless as possible, with all of the amenities in place.
Scott Long with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency says by week’s end, they want to do a test run to see if they have any wrinkles needing to be ironed out.
“I refer to it as a – war game – if you will, a rehearsal of how re-entry is going to look,” Long told reporters Tuesday. Any and all services and assistance we can think about, we hope to do so through the information centres.”
The province released advice and information packages for evacuees over the weekend, which will also be available at centres set up around the city upon return. (twd, Newstalk770)