Fort mac evacuees stil need our help
A bit of a back story: during the May wild fire while everyone was still evacuated the city turned the gas and power back on in undamaged areas. Seeing as gas is lighter than air the homes that have a gas leak, fill up from the top down(when all the windows are closed). All it takes is a small spark such as the pilot light in a furnace and the house can explode.
This happened twice on May 17 within Fort McMurray.
Once in Thickwood and the other in Dickensfield. My friend who found out while evacuated that his house insurance had been canceled without his knowledge; figured he was in the clear when the fire left the city and headed north. Unfortunately he was 2 houses away from the explosion in Dickensfield. The house across the street took the brunt of the damage although his place looked like someone took a snowglobe and shook it. Fortunately he had some money saved up and has been fixing up his house with a bit of help from redcross. Those funds have since run out and he recently learned that Atco is not taking responsibility for the explosions. There are still repairs needed and he is looking into legal options when it comes to Atco.
7 months later we are still fighting with insurance companies and trying to get our homes back to a livable state. He has created a Gofundme, although the rules of Shoutout Edmonton specify they wont advertise such crowdfunding. So I wont post the link. Im wondering if anyone else has been through anything of a similar nature and what are his options?