Ft. Mac had mandatory evacuations last week. Roads, hills, trees, a few neighbourhoods, surrounding communities and sadly a few people succumbed to the angry waters.
This week it Calgary, Canmore,
Banff, High River and so on.
Downtown Calgary is a rushing river, 80MPH.
The saddle-dome is swamped, up to row 13 apparently.
I hope Mame and family are ok.
This is a flood of biblical proportions. Never, in the history of the city/province have the rivers risen this high, or stayed this long.
Roads and bridges have been washed out all over the place.
100 000 evacuated. Evacuation centres had to be evacuated.
The provincal leader of the loyal opposition was rescued last night by a man driving a manure spreader. He saved thirty other people, on that trip, after the water suddenly rose, trapping them in their homes. The arrived to safety, covered in sh*t, but safe and on dry land.
A contingency plan for the zoo is to put the big cats in the city jail if need be.
The largest snow pack in years and almost 200 mm, 7-8 inches of rain.
Flood watches have been levied in almost every town and city across this province. We're roughly the size of Texas...
I believe similar warnings are now been sent out in Saskatchewan and B.C.
Tourists are stranded in tourist town with no way out.
Gas stations and grocery stores have started gouging... unbefreakinlieveable.
On a more positive note, most people are behaving themselves and lending a helping hand to help out.
It's pouring. Monsoon like. The rain is falling so hard, the house across the street is lost in a gray haze. We're on a flood watch too. The river is scary high and it's not even close to cresting.
I'm good though. I live on high land. No worries.