Worst flood in Alberta history: 100,000 displaced, Environment News Service

Record floods in Alberta. Excerpt from ENS report:

10,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the small city of Medicine Hat, Alberta about 300 kilometers (200 miles) to the southeast, where the South Saskatchewan River is predicted to overflow its banks. The peak flow is forecast to occur very early Monday morning.

Floodwaters washed out bridges and roads in Calgary (Photo courtesy City of Calgary)

In Calgary, a Flood Warning remains in effect for the Bow River. The water levels on the Bow and Elbow Rivers were high but consistent throughout the day on Sunday.

The Elbow River downstream of the Glenmore dam crested early Friday. Water levels in both rivers are expected to remain “extremely high” for several days, forecasters warned.

Calgary remains in a state of local emergency. Sections of the downtown remain closed and parts of some neighborhoods are still marked as “red zones” where residents should not try to return home.

http://ens-newswire.com/2013/06/24/wet-weekend-in-flooded-alberta-100000-displaced/

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