Stage did tip with 100-150 people on it and just prior to Kevin Costners band taking the stage.
Wind hit immediately and was gusting extreme in secs.
Still no more word from people on sight.
I'm trying many sources and getting next to nothing else yet
edit; emergency people from all surrounding areas are now at the sight and part of the stage was tipped and collapsed. Trying to evacuate the site right now.
Camrose particularly hard hit and some roofs off on a gas station and a hotel.
Some people being interviewed now with only minor injuries so hope for the best.
Tents were flying in the air on site and many of the campsites trashed that were tents.
Tents, chairs flying around. Most people I'm hearing so far just lost there tents and chairs and are not hurt.
edit Various boats capsized at wabamum as storm hit instaneously and boats were caught in the middle of it. No casualties known.
ps ched is right on this and seeming to be the best news source on all this kudos to them
Bad news Stars ambulance direct enroute and "body retrieval?" vehicle has been dispatched.
BVJ-1 known dead and up to 60 people possibly trapped in stage wreckage. Emergency vehicles arriving already at Camrose with injured..again these are tentative reports as they come and having to trust word of mouth witness reports.
Last edited by Replacement: 08-01-2009 at 09:34 PM.