Flashcards in Wildfire case study- Alberta wildfire Deck (12):
How much did it cost Canada?
Approximately $9 billion
How many barrels of oil were lost?
1.2 million barrels were lost
How much land was lost?
230,000 hectares of land were lost
How many people were evacuated?
80,000 were forced to leave from residences like Fort McMurray
How many homes were destroyed in Fort McMurray?
1,600 homes were destroyed
What precipitation did Alberta receive to cause this?
1.62 inches, 60% of the normal precipitation at this time of year
What was the temperature that helped to cause this?
The temperature was 91 degrees Fahrenheit where normally it was 82 degrees Fahrenheit
What were the wind speeds?
22 MPH winds
How much did the Canadian Red Cross donate?
How many people were evacuated to Calgary University?
2,600 people were evacuated to Calgary University for shelter and accommodation
What was the volunteer response?
930 volunteers worked for 7,500 hours keeping people safe