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    Floods in Canada

    BBC News - Canada floods: Three killed as waters threaten Calgary

    At least three people have been killed and more than a 100,000 forced to flee their homes as floods triggered by torrential rain hit western Canada.

    Officials have ordered the evacuation of the centre of Calgary, Alberta, after both rivers that flow through it, the Bow and Elbow, overflowed.
    Looks quite serious. Hope things calm down as soon as possible.

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    Re: Floods in Canada

    Oh goodness! I wonder if that rain was from my dodgeball derecho?!?!?
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    Re: Floods in Canada

    Don't think so. Luba's neck of the wood is usually not that warm.
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    Re: Floods in Canada

    Well i'm not saying it was exactly that but the storm when it left was headed north and west!
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    Re: Floods in Canada

    I think that would have meant your pet storm would have flooded Winnipeg. I could be mistaken though .
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    Re: Floods in Canada

    Devastating for those families.

    The director of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency says 8,000 to 12,000 city residents will be out of their homes “for a long time” after last week’s devastating flooding.
    Bruce Burrell made the prediction Friday morning at a press briefing where he also noted that while floodwaters have receded greatly, the Elbow and Bow rivers are still at the levels they reached during the flood of 2005.
    Calgary remains in a state of emergency for at least another week as officials continue to try to restore services to affected areas and get residents safely back into their homes.
    “We’re only in preliminary stages of building assessment. There are some homes that we have already had engineers go out and look at because they’re the ones that are more precarious,” he said.
    “We are starting to put some black dots on the map. Black means the home cannot be restored or recovered.”


    Up to 12,000 flooded Calgarians face long time out of homes - Calgary - CBC News
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