Alberta Worries about Rain and Flooding

Rain at times heavy is expected across Southern Alberta.

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In Western Canada, Albertans are going to be watching the skies and their local rivers, creeks and streams. heavy rain is in the forecast. The rain comes almost a year after a devastating flood hit the province.

City of Calgary Update

Many of the areas which were hardest hit are under Rainfall Warnings.

Rainfall warning in effect for:

Kananaskis I.D. near Highwood and Cataract Creek
Kananaskis I.D. near Kananaskis Village
M.D. of Bighorn near Canmore Exshaw and Ghost Lake
M.D. of Bighorn near Ghost River Wilderness
Rainfall – overnight to early evening Wednesday.

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A low pressure system moving in from the northern United States will bring significant rainfall to southern Alberta. Rainfall amounts of 60 to 100 millimetres are expected before rainfall tapers off Wednesday evening. Heaviest rainfall amounts of up to 160 mm are possible in the Pincher Creek and Cardston regions. The largest rainfall accumulation in the Kananaskis and Okotoks regions will be in the southern sections of those regions while the largest accumulation in the Brooks region will occur in the southwestern sections. Development of the system will continue to be monitored and warnings may be expanded further northward into the Medicine Hat region if needed.

Rain at times heavy is expected across Southern Alberta.

There has been a lot of work completed across Alberta as a result of the flood of 2014. In High River Alberta, ‘Muscle Wall’ has been installed.

Last year High River was hit hard by flood waters.

High River Alberta Flooding
High River Alberta is about 80km south of Calgary

Alberta has recovered quickly, but it has been a lot of work.

Severe Weather Causing Concern

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – In Thunder Bay, where a flood and sewage back-up impacted the East End, and many other parts of the city, residents know what it is like to look up at rainfall warnings and worry about what might happen.Those feelings will likely be shared across Southern Alberta today.

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