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06-21-2013, 12:51 PM
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Guys, please don't do anything stupid; stay safe!

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I heard on CBC that there are no injuries as of yet which is awesome to hear.
Our mayor called that a miracle and something everyone can be proud of. It sounds like everyone has been working their a**es off to make sure the disaster plan works and people get to where they need to be.

I just hope we keep the no-hitter going and hold the casualty count at 0.

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Our mayor called that a miracle and something everyone can be proud of. It sounds like everyone has been working their a**es off to make sure the disaster plan works and people get to where they need to be.

I just hope we keep the no-hitter going and hold the casualty count at 0.
Heard that too.

When is the water supposed to peak? Tomorrow?

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^ Water was supposed to be at the peak today. Could this be one of, if not the biggest natural Canadian disaster?

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Guys, please don't do anything stupid; stay safe!
These are important words. This is one time when everyone should listen and respond to people who know what they're doing.

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^ Water was supposed to be at the peak today. Could this be one of, if not the biggest natural Canadian disaster?
In terms of people evacuated I believe it would be.

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^ Water was supposed to be at the peak today. Could this be one of, if not the biggest natural Canadian disaster?
I heard Saturday Morning. So maybe late today like 11 PM possibly?

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Can't believe how quickly water enveloped Calgary. Please stay safe, folks.

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^ Water was supposed to be at the peak today. Could this be one of, if not the biggest natural Canadian disaster?
A lot depends on weather. The heavy rains may not stop until either tonight or tomorrow so there's always the possibility of a "surge".

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06-21-2013, 12:59 PM
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Can't believe how quickly water enveloped Calgary. Please stay safe, folks.
Once a river goes over the banks all bets are off. That's why it's effing critical that people listen and respond as quickly as possible.

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06-21-2013, 01:00 PM
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I'm hearing that they're forced to release more water from the dam so it's going to get worse before it gets better (from CP).

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All the best from Edmonton. Stay safe.

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06-21-2013, 01:03 PM
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I'm hearing that they're forced to release more water from the dam so it's going to get worse before it gets better (from CP).
Sometimes you have to do that to save the dam. I hope they can minimize the damage.

That being said, it sounds like the Glenmore dam is designed for water to run over it in situations like this. Is that true?

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Evacuation order issued for all of downtown Calgary.

I'll reiterate - please don't do stupid things like stopping on Deerfoot Trail to take pictures of the dangerous river.

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Evacuation order issued for all of downtown Calgary.

I'll reiterate - please don't do stupid things like stopping on Deerfoot Trail to take pictures of the dangerous river.
The best advice is "Stay home!"

Did I hear right and they're worried about the Calf Rope Bridge on Deerfoot? I think I saw that trailing along the bottom of the screen on CBC.

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06-21-2013, 01:12 PM
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The rail bridge near Calf Robe is closed. Calf Robe bridge itself is okay for now.

Northbound Deerfoot at Calf Robe had a lane underwater this morning.

Map of the flood affected areas

https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msa=0...2C0.31517&z=11

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06-21-2013, 01:14 PM
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The rail bridge near Calf Robe is closed. Calf Robe bridge itself is okay for now.

Northbound Deerfoot at Calf Robe had a lane underwater this morning.

Map of the flood affected areas

https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msa=0...2C0.31517&z=11
Holy crap - I know exactly where you're talking about. That is flat and open country down there.

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How is the airport? Are flights still coming and going?

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06-21-2013, 01:18 PM
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How is the airport? Are flights still coming and going?
Airport is on high ground up towards the north part of the city. I think it would be fine and working normally - but I could be wrong.

If floodwaters ever reached it that would mean that most of the city would be gone.

That being said, I'm extremely concerned about the roads in and out of area communities. That is something that we should be thinking about going forward.


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The walking bridge behind my house going across the bridge is almost under, there's no land on either side of the entrances.

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Any know how Rocky Mtn House would be? My cousin and his family live there. They also live to the a river.

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Any know how Rocky Mtn House would be? My cousin and his family live there. They also live to the a river.
As far as I know, Rocky Mountain House is safe. I haven't heard anything about flooding north of Sundre (except for Fort McMurray).

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The walking bridge behind my house going across the bridge is almost under, there's no land on either side of the entrances.
Sounds close - Are you sure you shouldn't be evacuating? Have you been checking the names of communities that are being cleared? I think they're still adding to the list as the situation changes.

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As far as I know, Rocky Mountain House is safe. I haven't heard anything about flooding north of Sundre (except for Fort McMurray).
K thanks.

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06-21-2013, 01:31 PM
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Sounds close - Are you sure you shouldn't be evacuating? Have you been checking the communities that are being cleared?
Was going to ask this.

If you are one of the areas that should be evacuated, you definitely should do so.

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