Calgary Flood 2013 – Calgary Flood Cleanup Underway: 8 more days. That’s how much longer the state of emergency in Calgary has been extended for, for a total of 21. As of this (Wednesday) morning, 80% of road access has been restored, five of seven downtown power zones have been re-energized, but only 30% of buildings downtown are ready to have power restored. Because of the Calgary flood, there are still at least 11,000 people out of their homes, down from 100,000 at the peak of the crisis. Meanwhile, an outpouring of support has been seen across the city, with thousands not hesitating a moment to put on rubber boots, roll up their sleeves and help out in the affected neighborhoods.
Calgary Flooding – 2013 Flood
FRIDAY: It’s expected to be Calgary’s worst flood in decades. Thousands of Calgarians have been forced from their homes as the rivers swell. The City asked people who work downtown to avoid going to work on Friday, while schools, roads and a number of communities were shut down. City officials have asked Calgarians to find shelter with family/friends for at least the next 72 hrs. Those who have nowhere to stay are finding shelter at a number of reception centers. People are reminded to stay away from rivers. Here are some of the most dramatic images fom Calgary, Alberta: