CALGARY – Flood damage in Calgary is far more extensive than most could imagine. Calgary Police share a video from the HAWCs helicopter that shows the depth of the water in many neighbourhoods.
Twenty-five neighbourhoods have mandatory evacuations in effect.
Calgary Flood Damage
A few weeks out from the Calgary Stampede the grounds are flooded. The Saddledome in Calgary has extensive damage, with water filling the arena to the 14th row of seats. That means the dressing rooms, electrical rooms, and the facility’s jumbotron have all suffered serious damage.
Officials with the Calgary Stampede state, “At Stampede Park we are currently focused on dealing with the immediate effects of flooding on our site and buildings. We will provide a future update on how volunteers and employees can help with Stampede Park recovery efforts. At this time volunteers are not required on Park. As soon as flood conditions subside, our volunteer and employee teams will be working hard to create and deliver the Calgary Stampede on July 5-14 as scheduled”.
At least 75,000 people have be evacuated from their homes. Across the city, people are reaching out, bringing out the best of Calgary.
The City of Calgary has demonstrated a skill level with social media, and media ensuring that a steady stream of information are available to the public. There is also a complete spirit of optimism coming forward from the residents, and the elected officials. Calgary is already planning a huge comeback.
Canmore Alberta – A Virtual Island
SomedayEntertainment from Canmore has shared a video showing the damage to this mountain town.
In High River, RCMP confirm that the bodies of two deceased individuals were recovered from the Highwood River near the Town of High River. The identities of the deceased are unknown at this time. The RCMP also report that the woman who was reported missing after she was swept away with her camper into the Highwood River in the Longview area on June 20th remains unaccounted for.
In their efforts to determine if any other citizens are missing due to the flooding, the RCMP is asking residents evacuated from the Town of High River area to register at the evacuation shelters in the nearby towns of Blackie and Nanton. Approximately 500 evacuees have registered already.