The Alberta government has announced a new, interactive online map application that provides detailed new images of fire-damaged areas in Fort McMurray.
It includes high-resolution images from multiple angles to give residents a clearer idea of which homes have been lost and damaged.
However, Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larviee warns evacuees to approach viewing the images with caution.
She says it can be difficult to see what’s happened to your house, and she wants residents to seek out the emotional and mental-health supports they need.
She also says the imagery may provide enough detail to assist property owners with insurance claims, eligibility funding and other recovery actions.