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    Exclamation Much of Alberta in state of emergency due to flooding

    Calgary mayor to flood evacuees: 'Gather your valuables and go'

    Two rivers in Calgary flooding and one is about to crest within an hour.

    Over 100 thousand residents evacuated. Many smaller communities already damaged and continue to flood.

    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is urging residents affected by flooding evacuation orders to "gather your valuables and go," while telling the city as a whole to avoid all non-essential travel on Friday.

    "The message tonight is that we are still expecting that the worst has not yet come in terms of the flow," Nenshi told CBC News early Friday in a telephone interview from an emergency operations centre. "The dams will crest on both the Bow and Elbow river over the course of the next little while and the downstream impacts will be significant.

    "If you live in any of the neighbourhoods that have now been affected by the mandatory evacuation it is time to leave. Gather your valuables and go," said Nenshi, who returned early from an economic development trip in Ontario to deal with the flooding response.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...y-plan-ch.html

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    Hoping everyone is safe and hope any WR'ers from the affected areas are OK. xo

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    Many sequential photos of Kevon and his cat Momo swimming to safety. I saw these photos last night and they really freaked me out.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/660446/dra...erta-flooding/

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    Live: Bow River has now crested.

    CBCNews.

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    Water is almost at the top of a bridge. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matou View Post
    Calgary mayor to flood evacuees: 'Gather your valuables and go'

    Two rivers in Calgary flooding and one is about to crest within an hour.

    Over 100 thousand residents evacuated. Many smaller communities already damaged and continue to flood.



    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...y-plan-ch.html
    Thinking what would I take if I had less than an hour to grab my valuables and go. I know I'd forget some family heirlooms packed away.

    Prayers for the people in the flood zone.
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Oh wow!

    Backyards turned into a raging, and I mean raging river! I don't think I've ever seen flood waters move so fast. Almost expected Olympic Kayakers to sped down the river. A backyard fence suspended over the muddy water where the former backyards were.
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Little Cougar Creek became a raging river in Canmore, AB.
    Wow.

    Last edited by KateB; 06-18-2015 at 05:06 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    Most of the city is closed ... University is closed, schools closed, downtown closed, zoo being evacuated, bridges closed, trans Canada highway closed in spots ... I bet there will be some good photo opps today.

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    I'm just outside of Calgary. I was born here and my heart hurts for my city right now.

    twitter has lots of pictures at #yycflood.


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