City of Calgary declares local state of emergency amid rising water levels June 20,2013... On Thursday, heavy rain and flooding prompted several Alberta communities to declare local states of emergency. According to Weather Network reporter Kelsey McEwen, this is only the second time the city has declared a local state of emergency. The first was in 2005, when heavy rain caused significant damage to 40,000 homes.
An excavator sat swamped with water as it was engulfed as the Bow River burst its banks at the Southland Dog Park in some of the worst flooding in Calgary in years on June Photograph by: Colleen De Neve, Calgary Herald
Thousands evacuated in Canada floods – in pictures
Marc Vajdik · Bragg CA · about 8 hours ago, June Bridge just east of the Allen Bill Pond on Highway 66 in Kananaskis. As I was taking these shots I could feel the earth shifting like a mini earthquake under my feet accompanied by a really low "boom".
Larry Leeder, owner-operator of the Global Pet Foods stores in Red Deer, AB, & his sister-in-law, Tara Leeder, the owner-operator of the Global Pet Foods store in Calgary, AB (Cambrian), pictured here, are unloading 1,500 lb of pet food. Both stores are donating pet food & cat litter to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society in Calgary. AARCS has received over 50 cats & dogs arrive on their doorstep from people who can't care for them due to the flooding & evacuations.