Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013

Calgary flood 2013 (updates, pictures, videos)


Update 23:50 UTC
-According to the Police, at least four people have died in Calgary flooding. Body was found in High River, located about 60 km south of Calgary.
-Around 100,000 people of Calgary have been ordered to leave the area.
-More than 100 millimeters of rainfall has been recorded in some parts of southern Alberta in just two days. Updates after this will be added in another page, click here

A state of local emergency has been declared in Calgary because of significant flooding in the area.

Calgary floods have forced 75,000 people from their homes, CNN reported.

All Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Separate School Board schools are closed on Friday, June 21, 2013.

Photo below shows part of East Village, Calgary being flooded (Source Tijana Martin/ Calgary Herald).

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This shows the 1A Highway washed out just east of Exshaw, Alta. (Source Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency).

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Calgary flood 2013 occurred due a slow-moving storm that dumped more than 6 inches of rain from Wednesday to Thursday.

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Below is a you tube video of Calgary flooding, June 20, 2013 .



Alberta flooding has caused major damage in Canmore, Calgary and High River. Flood emergency has been declared in various Alberta communities.

The last severe flood in Calgary happened in 2005, when about 40,000 homes and 1,500 residents were evacuated.

A rainfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada for parts of southern Alberta, forecasting up to 100 millimetres of rain in the next 48 hours.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 21, 2013