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06-22-2013, 09:48 AM
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Or at least be at safe distance, people crowding the top of Crescent Hill to see downtown is fine, the idiot I saw on facebook climbing onto a floating car to take a picture is not.
Crescent Heights by the Mormon church is the best spot up there. It's safe, accessible and there's lots of room for everyone. The park by the emergency centre is not a good idea with all the people going back and forth - traffic would be horrible.

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06-22-2013, 09:50 AM
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Iginlas old house is close to being flooded

Look at all the houses covered by the red area. Those are the people we should thinking about.

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06-22-2013, 09:54 AM
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So where would the Flames, Hitmen, and Stamps play since their respective stadiums are flooded?

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06-22-2013, 10:12 AM
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Thanks to all the visitors for your kind words. Our city is pulling together and hopefully the water levels go down soon!

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06-22-2013, 10:27 AM
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We should just play Water Polo all home games next year. We just might have a chance of making the playoffs.

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So where would the Flames, Hitmen, and Stamps play since their respective stadiums are flooded?
are the stamps flooded? isnt mcmahon on high ground?

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06-22-2013, 10:31 AM
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Just one more expression of deepest best wishes and prayer for, first of all, improvement in the weather, then a quick and safe return to safer conditions and speedy clean-up.

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06-22-2013, 10:31 AM
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So where would the Flames, Hitmen, and Stamps play since their respective stadiums are flooded?
The Stamps confirmed McMahon is fine, and their season opener on Friday is still a go. If the Saddledome cannot get repaired before the start of the hockey season I have no idea what the Flames and Hitmen would do. I guess the Hitmen could play in the Corral (if that isn't water damaged too bad), but the ~7000 person capacity wouldn't be nearly enough for the Flames. Max Bell (3000 capacity) and those arenas by COP are also a temporary possibility for the Hitmen.

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06-22-2013, 10:33 AM
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are the stamps flooded? isnt mcmahon on high ground?
Not sure I hope it is not though.

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06-22-2013, 10:34 AM
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are the stamps flooded? isnt mcmahon on high ground?
Yes it is. It's up near the university and trans Canada highway (16th Avenue NW) so well away from the flooding.

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06-22-2013, 10:35 AM
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The Stamps confirmed McMahon is fine, and their season opener on Friday is still a go. If the Saddledome cannot get repaired before the start of the hockey season I have no idea what the Flames and Hitmen would do. I guess the Hitmen could play in the Corral (if that isn't water damaged too bad), but the ~7000 person capacity wouldn't be nearly enough for the Flames. Max Bell (3000 capacity) and those arenas by COP are also a temporary possibility for the Hitmen.
Well that is good about McMahon!! Will be interesting to see how things play out after the flood.

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The Stamps confirmed McMahon is fine, and their season opener on Friday is still a go. If the Saddledome cannot get repaired before the start of the hockey season I have no idea what the Flames and Hitmen would do. I guess the Hitmen could play in the Corral (if that isn't water damaged too bad), but the ~7000 person capacity wouldn't be nearly enough for the Flames. Max Bell (3000 capacity) and those arenas by COP are also a temporary possibility for the Hitmen.
The Corral is right next to the Saddledome so I can't see how it would be undamaged.

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06-22-2013, 10:42 AM
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For all my fellow Calgarians who have been fortunate enough to have our area's not effected and want to help volunteer. Keep in mind there is going to be overwhelming support over the next days.

But during the next few weeks and months are when people are going to be going back to there day to day lives and the support will start to drop off which is when alot of the volunteer opportunities will be needed.

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I know this isnt the only thing that is damaged but this is terrible..

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Holy ****
https://twitter.com/theofleury14/sta...71180719714304

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06-22-2013, 11:13 AM
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The Corral is right next to the Saddledome so I can't see how it would be undamaged.
Whens the last time you saw a game at the Corral? I play the odd beer league game (and pay $12 to park for it), and everytime I'm there I think about how crazy it would be to see the Flames or Hitmen there.

The place is old school to say the least. The boards are super high and insanely bouncy, and the place seems like it hasnt been touched since it opened in 1950. Don't get me wrong, I think the place is awesome and it has a lot of history, including the hundreds of hockey photos from Calgary's historic teams, but I just cant see WHL or NHL games being played there. I would love to though...that glass would be like thunder with every hit but damn that place is old.

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06-22-2013, 11:19 AM
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Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

To my fellow Calgarian HFers, were any of you affected?

I live in Eau Claire, so I was in the evac zone the night of. Fortunately when CPS tweeted that our area was "next on the evacuation list", I started packing and getting ready just in case. I'd rather be in a situation where I can leave on my own terms instead of being forced to drop everything and run for the hills (in this case, somewhat literally). When I left, the armoured vehicles were starting to make their way in and CPS already blocked off the lower deck of the centre street bridge. In retrospect, leaving when I did was a good move since I think CPS declared it a must evac area a few hours later.

Given the situation, I think I came out relatively unscathed. My parking and storage is in the 4th level of the underground parking, so I'm pretty sure the stuff in my storage is gone, but my place should be untouched though I thought the worse when I saw what happened to the River Care and Chinatown.

My friend, on the other hand, lives in Erlton. He said he wasn't able to pack much when they left. When they got the evac notice, they spent all their time moving whatever was valuable from the basement to upstairs and left a lot behind and I'm not sure even that did any good after seeing photos of that surrounding area.


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06-22-2013, 11:34 AM
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I'm glad that the province is pulling together to help out those in affected areas. Godspeed to an end in the flooding and in the clean up efforts.

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06-22-2013, 11:37 AM
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I know this isnt the only thing that is damaged but this is terrible..
This is a photoshop, the saddledome cut/lost power long before any water got anywhere near that high.

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

To my fellow Calgarian HFers, were any of you affected?

I live in Eau Claire, so I was in the evac zone the night of. Fortunately when CPS tweeted that our area was "next on the evacuation list", I started packing and getting ready just in case. I'd rather be in a situation where I can leave on my own terms instead of being forced to drop everything and run for the hills (in this case, somewhat literally). When I left, the armoured vehicles were starting to make their way in and CPS already blocked off the lower deck of the centre street bridge. In retrospect, leaving when I did was a good move since I think CPS declared it a must evac area a few hours later.

Given the situation, I think I came out relatively unscathed. My parking and storage is in the 4th level of the underground parking, so I'm pretty sure the stuff in my storage is gone, but my place should be untouched though I thought the worse when I saw what happened to the River Care and Chinatown.

My friend, on the other hand, lives in Erlton. He said he wasn't able to pack much when they left. When they got the evac notice, they spent all their time moving whatever was valuable from the basement to upstairs and left a lot behind and I'm not sure even that did any good after seeing photos of that surrounding area.
The good thing is you're safe. Things can be replaced in time.

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I know this isnt the only thing that is damaged but this is terrible..


Obviously a fake. I like the people just casually sitting there.

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06-22-2013, 11:49 AM
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There's reports that water levels are dropping, but there's concern they may rise if there's more rainfall

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Best wishes from Van

We've checked on my wife's family there, and all seem to be doing...ok.
All rivalries aside, I would never wish that sort of damage on anyone.

Stay safe and worry about the Saddledome later. Not that you need ME to tell you that.

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Sorry about the photoshopped picture,I just saw it on twitter and really didn't look closely,my bad

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