Flood report for Calgary, etc.
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|Sun, 06-23-2013 - 3:58pm|
Calgary's flooding is slowly ending...the waters are receding - some people have been allowed to go home to what probably is a very wet dirty house if their's has been flooded. And so the work begins for them and the city, as it also is having to clean up the downtown area where there's dirt and garbage, trees and branches and whatever else that got brought in by the flood waters. My Dd's house may have been spared the flood - which would be amazing if that is the case. Her home is so close to the Elbow river in the city and yet, from a photograph I saw in our newspaper, an aerial shot of her home's area of the city, it acutally looked like her house (which is in the photo) and a few others were spared flood waters! One can only hope. The photo shows water flooding a lot of the areas all around but her house and a few other buildings in that area are actually elevated on a higher piece of ground than the rest of the area - so the water didn't go there, but just to the areas on each side of this 'hill'. At least that is what the photo shows.
She hasn't been back to her place as of yet. She's staying with a friend (still in the downtown area but not where the flood reached). Actually I'm having her come home today. She phoned, she's sick and exhausted and I asked one of her brother's to go and get her. I'm hoping that he'll be able to drive into the downtown area (which before was inaccessable), so he can go pick her up to bring her here. Her work (restaurant/bar) is still closed with no power so she can't work anyway. Ray has the minivan today and is away at the train club. Michael is going to take our other car to visit his other brother, Patrick, before they both come back here for supper. Eric is the Ds I asked to go get Christine.
If you are curious to see photos of the flooded areas of Southern Alberta, I am including a link to the National Post website that has a lot of photos taken of the flooded areas, in Calgary, also in a town south of here, High River, and also a few photos from Canmore - a town in the mountains where a small creek turned into a raging river and maybe there's some photos or video of a small town west of here, Bragg Creek which was also hit by raging flood waters.
That's all for now.