Sunday, June 23, 2013

Flooding In Calgary

As you may have heard, we had a flood in downtown Calgary that resulted in 75,000 (out of a city of 1 million) people being displaced from their homes.  As I live at the second highest point in Calgary, we were not affected.  Here are just a few photos of the devastation.

That crescent-shaped island-looking bit in front of downtown Calgary is Prince's Island Park.  Or it used to be, before it was flooded.

One of my favorite Chinese restaurants, now partially submerged.

Older, historic part of Calgary.

Rideau/Roxboro, one of the ritzier neighborhoods in Calgary.  Average family income: $150,000.

Someone trying to save his cat.

Completely submerged truck.


Jeremy Murphy said...

My father-in-law owns the Barley Mill in Eau Claire Market. He said the water got within a hundred feet, but they didn't get flooded. Looking at that picture of Princess Island, I'm stunned they didn't get totally swamped.

Aaron E. Steele said...

I love Prince's Island, and it breaks my heart to think of the damage wrought on the park.

Anonymous said...

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