TransCanada Steps Up to Natural Disasters

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TransCanada Steps Up to Natural Disasters

Support for flood recovery and other unfortunate events part of company's commitment to building strong communities
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Disaster planning: Natural disasters, such as the devastating floods (above) that hit the town of High River, AB, last month, are not predictable, that’s why TransCanada places enormous effort into emergency response planning and assisting local communities in dealing with the impacts of unfortunate events. (Photo by Chris Bolin)

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 12:15pm

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The disastrous flooding in Southern Alberta has impacted hundreds of TransCanada employees on personal and professional levels. Many of our staff are dealing with damage to their own homes and communities. At the same time, TransCanada took the unprecedented step of closing its corporate head offices for a week due to the widespread flooding of downtown Calgary. These difficulties highlight the importance of the company’s constant focus on safety and emergency preparedness, ensuring we can continue to provide the essential energy products to our customers around North America even in the most challenging circumstances.

TransCanada is also committed to helping with emergency response and relief efforts in all of the communities where we operate. In response to the floods, we have committed $250,000 to support flood relief in Alberta, beginning with a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Our community relations staff have been lending a hand in relief efforts on the Siksika Nation east of Calgary, and many TransCanada employees have been volunteering to help family, friends and strangers in communities around Southern Alberta.

In High River, where virtually every family has been impacted, TransCanada is providing the Alberta Emergency Management Agency with several acres of land in the Saddlebrook Industrial Park for staging recovery efforts and setting up temporary housing for 1,000 people who can’t return to their homes.

Read more about TransCanada's commitment to emergency preparedness and response on our blog.

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