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06-21-2013, 09:26 AM
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This ones in the billions, easily, already, if every expense and loss is included. In Calgary alone we have 100K people evacuated from their homes. One of the areas evacuated is downtown Calgary. Consider that related cost and damages. This is a scale that is simply unprecedented. This hasn't occurred to this degree here ever, for any calamity.
Agreed. This could be probably one of the biggest floods in Western Canada, maybe all of Canada (at least from what I know).

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06-21-2013, 09:29 AM
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I'm fortunate enough that I live in high areas of the north, so my home and neighborhood are unaffected by any of this. Unfortunately, my work is on high ground too, so I still had to go in!
I think that's really stupid. You should just say the roads are all closed down and police won't let you go to work. No one in Calgary should have to go to work. If anything, Calgary should ask all those who are going to work instead help out the flooding by putting sandbags down and help others evacuate.

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06-21-2013, 09:33 AM
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I think that's really stupid. You should just say the roads are all closed down and police won't let you go to work. No one in Calgary should have to go to work. If anything, Calgary should ask all those who are going to work instead help out the flooding by putting sandbags down and help others evacuate.
My parents said maybe I should stay home but I got here and most people seem to be here despite the crisis. If I worked downtown instead of the south I'd probably still be sleeping.

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06-21-2013, 09:38 AM
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Apparently the saddle dome is flooding. Waiting for confirmation.

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06-21-2013, 09:41 AM
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Apparently the saddle dome is flooding. Waiting for confirmation.
Something had to come douse the Flames sometime soon

Enough joking, hopefully it isn't.

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06-21-2013, 09:52 AM
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Apparently the saddle dome is flooding. Waiting for confirmation.


This might be the best confirmation I've seen. No water outside of it, but looks like it's imminent.

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06-21-2013, 09:59 AM
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Another one. Water to the 7th row and rising at the Dome.
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06-21-2013, 10:14 AM
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People out a lot of money, hopefully they some kinda flood relief coming up from the government.

I cant believe you cant get flood insurance

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06-21-2013, 10:26 AM
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Trying to coordinate my fleet through Calgary is a gong show today.

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06-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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Stay safe Calgary. Crazy pictures coming from there. So is the worst of it over yet or is the worst still yet to come? Well I guess one fortunate thing is that this didn't occur a couple weeks later during the Stampede. Could you imagine that?

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People out a lot of money, hopefully they some kinda flood relief coming up from the government.

I cant believe you cant get flood insurance
In order for insurance companies to cover catastrophic events such as this, which affect entire neighborhoods and cost billions, I think the premiums would be prohibitively high for those in low lying areas near rivers.

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06-21-2013, 10:40 AM
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In order for insurance companies to cover catastrophic events such as this, which affect entire neighborhoods and cost billions, I think the premiums would be prohibitively high for those in low lying areas near rivers.
AS they should be. In numerous jurisdictions properties are zoned and sold in areas near bodies of water, that are especially vulnerable. This occurring in every jurisdiction with todays lax zoning standard and "let the buyer beware" ethos. The trouble is, if you buy a high priced property in Canmore, in say Cougar Creek, in one of the highest priced neighborhoods in the province, you have done so at potential peril. Exposed to avalanche, mudslide, flooding, erosion, possible bear, cougar, elk, attacks, etc.

It may look nice to have your backyard border a raging river but its a mountain, raging river..

One video shows a properties back fence, two sections, at least a dozen feet, standing out over the water as the backyard and back fence were obviously already swallowed by the river torrent. This property looked to have lost 15 feet of backyard and erosion will continue to be a problem. There would be homes in the area that suddenly have around a dozen feet of backyard left between house, and raging river. Nobody should think this nature of purchase is a good idea.

My sympathies, yes, but people have to think more about the biggest purchase in their lives.

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06-21-2013, 11:05 AM
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I think that's really stupid. You should just say the roads are all closed down and police won't let you go to work. No one in Calgary should have to go to work. If anything, Calgary should ask all those who are going to work instead help out the flooding by putting sandbags down and help others evacuate.
Haha. Well, it was partially by choice. I manage at an international company and the rest of the world keeps rolling along. I was able to travel far, far clear of all of the affected areas so getting here wasn't a problem for me at all - it's just too bad to not be able to use the excuse for a day off.

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06-21-2013, 11:12 AM
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Water is up to row 10 in the saddledome, carzy, mostly everything destroyed in there.

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06-21-2013, 11:18 AM
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Water is up to row 10 in the saddledome, carzy, mostly everything destroyed in there.
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06-21-2013, 11:20 AM
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EricFrancis: BREAKING: Water is up to row 10 at Saddledome. Dressing rooms completely submerged. Jumbotron rm & all equipment destroyed. #yycflood #NHL
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06-21-2013, 11:20 AM
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BREAKING: Water is up to row 10 at Saddledome. Dressing rooms completely submerged. Jumbotron rm & all equipment destroyed. #yycflood #NHL
Ouch crazy times in Calgary. Even though I hate their team, and by extension everyone that cheers for them, stay safe Calgarians.

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06-21-2013, 11:22 AM
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It may look nice to have your backyard border a raging river but its a mountain, raging river..

One video shows a properties back fence, two sections, at least a dozen feet, standing out over the water as the backyard and back fence were obviously already swallowed by the river torrent. This property looked to have lost 15 feet of backyard and erosion will continue to be a problem. There would be homes in the area that suddenly have around a dozen feet of backyard left between house, and raging river. Nobody should think this nature of purchase is a good idea.

My sympathies, yes, but people have to think more about the biggest purchase in their lives.
That's the thing though, 10 months a year that river is a dry creek bed. Heck they showed a video of it from 2 days a go and it was a gentle stream. Sure this kind of thing happens but the cycle for an event like this is a lot longer than people tend to remember. Cant blame people for moving into an area that has generally been stable for more than a generation.

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Rain is picking up right now in NW calgary.

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06-21-2013, 11:26 AM
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So much history destroyed at the Dome including massive championship team photo from 1989 signed by most players. #yycflood
Well crap. That certainly sucks for Flames fans.

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06-21-2013, 11:33 AM
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Ouch.

Gotta feel for the city.

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06-21-2013, 11:44 AM
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can anybody please pm me a link to stream of some Canadian news tv channel?

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06-21-2013, 11:45 AM
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can anybody please pm me a link to stream of some Canadian news tv channel?
http://globalnews.ca/news/659848/liv...iver-live-cam/

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06-21-2013, 11:48 AM
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Good thing I left last night. It was sunny but there were black clouds rolling in.

I drove through some pretty monstrous rain out by Airdrie. If I didn't leave yesterday I would've been stuck there

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Edmonton police reinforcements have arrived :


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