Much of Alberta in state of emergency due to flooding

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    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/calgary/story/2013/06/20/calgary-city-emergency-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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    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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    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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    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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    Little Cougar Creek became a raging river in Canmore, AB.
    Wow.

    [video=youtube;M9F35m-FOVI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9F35m-FOVI[/video]
     
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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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    Prime Minister is on his way to tour the area! Must be serious.
     
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    Osprey nest ... at the top of the power pole that is now in the middle of the swollen river.

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    The purple line represents the original location of the river.

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    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...away_from_downtown_police_tell_residents.html
     
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