December 6, Flood waters rush by the Okotoks 32nd Street bridge on the evening of June 20, Upon touring the affected areas, Alberta Premier Alison Redford who represents the Calgary-Elbow riding, promised provincial assistance in recovery efforts. Officials in the neighbouring provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba were bracing for potential flooding along the South Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan rivers, into which many of the affected rivers in Alberta drain. Prince William and his wife sent on June 24, via the Canadian Secretary to the Queena message of support, expressing their "best wishes to the Lieutenant Governor and Premier of Alberta and to the brave emergency services and all those volunteering to help their neighbours during this on-going period of intense efforts. The neighborhood of Beechwood estates, with many luxury homes worth over a million dollars, was among those hard hit by the flood. The Calgary Police Service Twitter account shut down temporarily as a result of an unprecedented number of tweets. Power would not be completely restored to the core until June
The flood that occurred in June was the largest flood in Calgary since Sadly, five lives were lost and as much as $6 billion in financial losses and. Looking toward Downtown Calgary from Riverfront Avenue during the Alberta floods (June 21, ). WATCH: The flood that hit Calgary in drastically changed the city.
Here's what many of the affected areas looked like then compared to.
One hundred and ten thousand people were displaced from twenty-six communities.
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Retrieved October 10, Losses to home owners and municipalities caused by overland flooding, not covered by regular insurance, will be covered by the province. Viewpoint is on the south edge of the River Valley looking towards Okotoks library June 20, Flood waters from the Sheep River in Okotoks rush into the local campground June 20, Retrieved June 26,
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|Calgarians were asked to refrain from all unnecessary travel.
Calgary HeraldJune 24, Overview Calgary had a population of 1. Retrieved June 25, Canada Free Press. On June 30, with the worst of the flooding over, 26 dogs, 39 cats and two pigs were reunited with their humans.
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The Canadian Army was called in to provide assistance and helped to secure the Enmax power substation.
Alberta's super flood of washed across one-quarter of the province and through the heart of Calgary – the fourth largest city in Canada.
Riverfront Avenue in Calgary June 21, Retrieved June 26, Retrieved June 23, Archived from the original on November 19, July 3, From the viewpoint of the north bank of the Sheep River, just east of the Okotoks library June 23, November 21,
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Archived from the original on November 19, This flood was the second largest since in terms of water flow. As the water began to recede, the city lifted evacuation orders for several communities. Rich's Playground at Okotoks campground after flood water receded June 23, Retrieved June 20, The Calgary Police Service Twitter account shut down temporarily as a result of an unprecedented number of tweets.
On June 30, with the worst of the flooding over, 26 dogs, 39 cats and two pigs were reunited with their humans.
June 20, Soon after the flood started to recede, volunteer efforts began to help clean up the aftermath of the flood in Calgary.
Through social media, [notes 3] websites and blogs [notes 4] with a constant stream of updated contributions from the Calgary's mayor, [notes 5] numerous city councillors, [notes 6] the Calgary Police, media at all levels, and numerous Calgarians with Twitter, [notes 7] Flickr and Facebook accounts, the flood was extremely well-covered. Swingset at Rich's Playground in Okotoks campground after flood waters receded June 23, This flood was the second largest since in terms of water flow.
Retrieved November 30,
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