#yycFlood

Downtowncalgary

Photo taken by Arlene Dickinson (from the TV show ‘Dragon’s Den’)

From where I live in Airdrie, you’d never know that Calgary was being hit with one of the worst floodings in decades. It’s #yycflood people, it’s insane out there. The City of Calgary website is now redirecting to http://www.calgarycitynews.com/ with emergency news only. Evacuation info is available too: http://www.calgarycitynews.com/2013/06/evacuation-informationmapsreception.html. (But no, the lions and tigers are not in a Calgary courthouse.)

Here’s some incredible footage of Macleod Trail SE behind the Stampede grounds:

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Calgary tweets with wild photos:

https://twitter.com/PaulaTrotter/status/348081129796026368/photo/1
https://twitter.com/6foot4Design/status/348074647906037762/photo/1
https://twitter.com/cfhorgan/status/348066059561103361/photo/1
https://twitter.com/dinnerwithjulie/status/348077446878343168/photo/1

And in Canmore, Alberta:

https://twitter.com/niknaksglass/status/347910157436596224/photo/1
https://twitter.com/LilCowDoc/status/347911994898280450/photo/1

In High River, Alberta:

https://twitter.com/LeighPatrick/status/348081964374441985/photo/1
https://twitter.com/search?q=high%20river%20flood&src=typd
https://twitter.com/deepfishmode/status/347913265839489025/photo/1

Want to help? CBC has tips on what’s needed at this time: http://www.cbc.ca/calgary/community/mt/2013/06/how-to-help-during-abflood.html

Stay home if you can, and stay safe people. Remind your kids not to play near the water – at all. Especially olders kids who might bike to a creek, river or flooded area “just to look.” Rising water is extraordinarily dangerous and unpredictable. Let’s all get out of this one unharmed.

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