Canmore “Wiped Off the Map” amid Historic Alberta Flooding
Posted by feww on June 23, 2013
“The beautiful town of Canmore is basically wiped off the map”
Karen, a reader from Canada, wrote earlier today:
So far there has been about 175,000 evacuated from 25 communities in Alberta. The water level in the Saddledome is over 10 rows. The world famous Calgary Stampede grounds are flooded. The down town area looks like Venice with water on all the streets. Power is shut off to all the high rises, and may be out for over a week or more depending on water levels. They had to move the animals out of the zoo. Bridges have been wiped out. They are expecting about another 8 or so bridges to go as it works its way down steam to Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. They have already started evacuations there. It has never ever been anything near this for as long as people can know of, and we are expecting more rain yet. There are waterfalls on mountains where there never has been before, The beautiful town of Canmore is basically wiped off the map.
Calgary and High River
Calgary remains under a state of emergency, although river levels have receded.
“This is incredible. I’ve seen a little bit of flooding in Calgary before. I don’t think any of us have seen anything like this before. The magnitude is just extraordinary,” said the Canadian Prime Minister, who is from Calgary.
The town of High River, south-west of Calgary, where three bodies have been recovered, remained under mandatory evacuation .
Meantime, Alberta Premier said the destruction in High River was “indescribable,” warning that cities and towns downstream of Calgary were yet to experience the full force of the raging floodwaters.
“Evacuation notices went out to 10,000 homes along lower-lying areas of Medicine Hat last night,” said a report.
Authorities have evacuated about 15,000 people from more than 3,700 homes in Medicine Hat and they plan to shut off power and gas from those houses as a safety precaution, CBC reported.
Major Flooding in southern Alberta
As of Friday a.m. the following neighborhoods were placed under mandatory evacuation:
- Bridgeland Industrial Area
- Chinatown/Eau Claire
- Cliff Bungalow
- Deer Run
- Discovery Ridge
- Downtown/East Village
- Elbow Park
- Quarry Park
- Stanley Park/Elboya
- Victoria Park
- Windsor Park
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