Calgary Flood Recovery Continues

Calgary Downtown
Downtown Calgary - 2013 Flood as water started receding but the damage left is massive

Calgary Flood
LRT tracks damaged – Photo by City of Calgary

CALGARY – Flood waters are receding. Calgary, and all of Canada are starting to see the scope of the damage in Alberta. Reports are in that most of the homes in High River are badly damaged. Across the foothills of the mountains, damage to natural areas is severe. 

In Calgary, the Saddledome has been badly damaged. The Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Calgary has areas with serious damage to the tracks.

The damage at the Calgary Stampede grounds is still being fully assessed. While the Mayor of Calgary says that “The show will go on!” it is going to be difficult for the staff and volunteers, in less than two weeks to get everything up to speed.

Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede Grounds – City of Calgary Police photo

Calgary Downtown
Downtown Calgary – Water is receding but the damage left is massive

Today, in Calgary the call is out for volunteers.

The city is calling all volunteers to help welcome residents back to their homes on June 24 starting at 10 a.m.

The City is looking for volunteers (18 years or older) to knock on residential homes to help welcome their fellow Calgarians back into neighbourhoods, providing information on flood recovery and other community resources will help residents transition back into their homes.

Please meet at McMahon Stadium at 10 a.m.on June 24.

Volunteers should bring appropriate footwear, bug spray, weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, cell phone, water and snacks.

Once at McMahon Stadium volunteers will be asked to fill out a volunteer form. Volunteers will then be transported to different sites around the city and back to McMahon at the end of the day. The day will go from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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