Alward visited the community today to get a first-hand look at the aftermath of flooding, which forced some people from their homes.
He toured a comfort centre set up by the Red Cross, where he met Wendy Inkpen.
The 49-year-old single mother escaped her basement apartment Wednesday as a result of the flooding.
She says relatives have helped her but she is hoping the province can provide some compensation.
Alward says it is too early to provide damage estimates.