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(CBC)   Subby lives 22 stories up but the flooding in Calgary is the definition of shiat getting real. Also drinking   (cbc.ca) divider line 92
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2013-06-21 12:46:44 AM
Pray for Mojo... by the way this is subby.

We are talking about 12 inches over yesterday to saturday... crazy ass flooding here
 
2013-06-21 01:55:26 AM
Yeah, you won't get wet...but when  the power goes out the fun starts.

Even tho you're you're in your tower. Just how dependent on power are you? Lights, elevator. food.
So it's still a good idea to get some water, canned foods etc. and lighting. Unless you like to walk 22 stories down to shop in picked over stores and lug water back up.
 
2013-06-21 02:18:04 AM
And grab all the porn magazines you can find... you will need something to do when the Internet isn't available.

If you were in the US, I would say brace for rioting. In Calgary, I expect that the citizens will stand tough against the onslaught and help one another through this difficult time, with only a little looting from the liquor shops, eh?
 
2013-06-21 02:20:02 AM
We'll be cool but mother nature is kicking us in the balls
 
2013-06-21 04:40:25 AM
I have two families staying in our place.  They were evacuated from Bowness and Inglewood respectively.

/Killarney is high ground, biatches
 
2013-06-21 07:35:00 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: We'll be cool but mother nature is kicking us in the balls


Dude, just flee to the mountains. They're like an hour away.

/Calgary is nice city. View from Calgary is great view.
//Ottawan
 
2013-06-21 07:41:14 AM
Pack yo shiat and get the fark out
 
2013-06-21 07:41:51 AM
I'm in the Northeast.  Not sure if I have to work.  Looks like the flooding was mainly west of the Bow, which means...  probably have to work...

stay safe, stay dry.
 
2013-06-21 07:42:17 AM
I'm a South Floridian. I've been through some hurricanes and I know what you're going through. You have some tough decisions to make. So.. to all of our Canadian farkers in the affected area: Please stay safe. Do the smart and logical thing: If they've asked you to evacuate; evacutate..
For all of you true believers, you can now go ahead and start praying.
 
2013-06-21 07:44:36 AM
Drinking is the definition of shiat getting real?  Kidding, stay safe.
 
2013-06-21 07:47:09 AM
There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.
 
2013-06-21 07:49:40 AM

optikeye: Yeah, you won't get wet...but when  the power goes out the fun starts.

Even tho you're you're in your tower. Just how dependent on power are you? Lights, elevator. food.
So it's still a good idea to get some water, canned foods etc. and lighting. Unless you like to walk 22 stories down to shop in picked over stores and lug water back up.


Been there, done that. In 2002 an electrical substation blew up on my block (grest explosion!), but the power was out for 2 days, even the emergency lights went out, I lived on the 23 floor. It happened again during the power outage of '03, no power for 3 days. It sucked, both times. After the first one, I made sure I had enough bottled water for 2 days in the apartment.
 
2013-06-21 07:52:37 AM
Link

I'll leave this here.
 
2013-06-21 07:55:29 AM

JasonOfOrillia: Drinking is the definition of shiat getting real?  Kidding, stay safe.


No, but sewers in floods are.  Drinking guarantees shiat unreal fluid.
 
2013-06-21 07:56:16 AM

Pope Larry II: Link

I'll leave this here.


In the bottom pic, that rescue worker looks like he is about to get his face clawed off.
Soon .
 
2013-06-21 07:56:37 AM

Pope Larry II: Link

I'll leave this here.


kitty NOT happy.
 
2013-06-21 07:57:07 AM
www.mormonthink.com
 
2013-06-21 07:57:56 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Pray for Mojo... by the way this is subby.

We are talking about 12 inches over yesterday to saturday... crazy ass flooding here


So you're saying the masses will now be washed?
Just kidding my Canadian friend. Stay safe and dry as you possibly can. The fWc sends its love!
 
2013-06-21 07:58:04 AM

Pope Larry II: Link

I'll leave this here.


Kitty does NOT look amused in that last one. In fact, I'd say someone is about to lose several layers of skin.
 
2013-06-21 08:02:02 AM
Flooding sucks, stay safe. Hope you have batteries and bottled water.
 
2013-06-21 08:04:16 AM
Staying dry in mount pleasant but my thoughts are with friends located downhill.
 
2013-06-21 08:06:46 AM

Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.


www.cbc.ca
 
2013-06-21 08:08:44 AM
live stream is crazy. stay safe all.
 
2013-06-21 08:08:49 AM
When the water stays at crest for three weeks and it takes another four weeks to even get back and start assessing the damage, that's when shiat gets real... Stay safe, Canadian Farkers!

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/environment/minot-nd-flood/1025 2/
 
2013-06-21 08:12:48 AM
Canada has water that isn't frozen?
 
2013-06-21 08:14:08 AM

Matthew Keene: Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.

[www.cbc.ca image 850x473]


Looks shop'd.  I can totally tell by the pixels.  This is what Calgary actually looks like:
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 08:14:41 AM
You should probably invite your tastiest neighbors over. Just in case....
 
2013-06-21 08:15:00 AM
12" of rain = how much snow?
 
2013-06-21 08:16:21 AM
Look to your savior in [REDACTED]

He will deliver you from this AW onslaught.

Stay safe buddy.

/chairshot
 
2013-06-21 08:18:06 AM

Deep Contact


12" of rain = how much snow?


I think the generally accepted equivalence is 1" rain = 10"-12" of snow.


licky boom boom down
 
2013-06-21 08:18:18 AM

alienated: Pope Larry II: Link

I'll leave this here.

In the bottom pic, that rescue worker looks like he is about to get his face clawed off.
Soon .


Ungrateful cat. They're still waist deep in water, he can always let kitty go again if that is what it wants.
 
2013-06-21 08:20:49 AM

Deep Contact: 12" of rain = how much snow?


If I remember correctly 1" of rain is about 10-13" of snow...depends on the area
 
2013-06-21 08:21:23 AM

Vodka Zombie: Matthew Keene: Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.

[www.cbc.ca image 850x473]

Looks shop'd.  I can totally tell by the pixels.  This is what Calgary actually looks like:
[img.fark.net image 550x366]


Dude, that's Edmonton.
 
2013-06-21 08:21:58 AM
img.fark.net
Hooman, are you coming or what?!

Last one to the other side is a wet poodle!
 
2013-06-21 08:24:39 AM
Pace yourself man. You don't want to be stuck 22 stories up during the apocalypse without drinks.
 
2013-06-21 08:25:05 AM

sboyle1020: Deep Contact: 12" of rain = how much snow?

If I remember correctly 1" of rain is about 10-13" of snow...depends on the area


So that's a hell of a lot of snow. That would be cool.
 
2013-06-21 08:25:09 AM
I have cousins in calgary, one of them was joking about taking a boatride through downtown. (he doesn't live downtown)
 
2013-06-21 08:25:19 AM
Can they afford to move somewhere decent?

/j/k
//had a relationship with a Calgaryite some years ago - hope she's alright
 
2013-06-21 08:32:34 AM
My buddy is up in Canmore on business, bridges on both sides of him in the highway have collapsed and he is now TRAPPED.  Back luck, eh?
 
2013-06-21 08:33:58 AM
speaking of flooding in areas with high rises, I noticed too that here in NYC during tropical storm Sandy, that there were thousands who had to schlep up and down stairs, and if you were weak or fragile you were SOL...

so with flooding almost guaranteed to become more common wouldn't it be smart to start either refurbishing old dumb waiters to work again or to build new ones? or at least to have something similar that could be built on the side of a high rise? Obviously it would take a smart engineer to design it, but in the long run it would save lives and make things a heck of a lot easier to deal with if you were a city planner. and it would create jobs while being implemented.
 
2013-06-21 08:39:58 AM

Matthew Keene: Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.

[www.cbc.ca image 850x473]


is that from last year's stampede or are they there already?  thought that wasn't til first week of july.
 
2013-06-21 08:40:05 AM
My 12 year old daughter is stuck in Banff with a tour group right now.  According to the map, both roads into and out of there are closed due to flooding and mudslides.

/not so CSB
 
2013-06-21 08:41:24 AM

chunderboy: Vodka Zombie: Matthew Keene: Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.

[www.cbc.ca image 850x473]

Looks shop'd.  I can totally tell by the pixels.  This is what Calgary actually looks like:
[img.fark.net image 550x366]

Dude, that's Edmonton.


Know how I know you're not from Edmonton?

No one is being stabbed in that picture,
 
2013-06-21 08:42:52 AM
Learn to swim!
 
2013-06-21 08:58:49 AM
The dams will crest on both the Bow and Elbow

Spanish-speaking residents of Calgary must be so confused.
 
2013-06-21 09:00:14 AM
I wanted to rtfa, but the CBC is blocked by the firewall where I work, which happens to be a public high school. USA! USA!
 
2013-06-21 09:04:02 AM
I got friends in low places....

They are all OK!!!!

Not really life-endangering shiat going on here, but it is going to be an expensive mess.

Meh, we got lots of cash.
 
2013-06-21 09:10:56 AM

tagkc: My 12 year old daughter is stuck in Banff with a tour group right now.  According to the map, both roads into and out of there are closed due to flooding and mudslides.

/not so CSB


Stuck in Banff? Sign me up.
 
2013-06-21 09:12:12 AM
Ew. Stop walking barefoot in flood water, Guy In TFA! Because sewers.
 
2013-06-21 09:13:28 AM

The Voice of Doom: [img.fark.net image 850x571]
Hooman, are you coming or what?!

Last one to the other side is a wet poodle!


Headed for Caturday thread.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 09:13:52 AM
Water is fungible, I'm told.
 
2013-06-21 09:17:12 AM
It's been raining for 3 weeks and we had more snow in the mountains this past winter than we've had in 10 years, I don't understand the surprise. I'm surprised this didn't happen last week but then I grew up in northern BC. I hope everyone is ok, take the day off work and stay dry farkers.
 
2013-06-21 09:20:54 AM
I'm moving back there next week. My parents' place is in the evacuation zone, so hope I have somewhere liveable to go back to. Good luck to all you Calgary farkers. Had no idea there were so many of us.
 
2013-06-21 09:22:12 AM
Aside from my worries about friends in Calgary, I'm also worried about how far the flood surge will go downstream; does it tend to peter out and absorb as it flows, or does it build up as it travels?
 
2013-06-21 09:22:29 AM
Just spent a week in Canmore, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2013-06-21 09:22:41 AM

chunderboy: Vodka Zombie: Matthew Keene: Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.

[www.cbc.ca image 850x473]

Looks shop'd.  I can totally tell by the pixels.  This is what Calgary actually looks like:
[img.fark.net image 550x366]

Dude, that's Edmonton.



Yeah, you can tell by the power lines!
 
2013-06-21 09:23:54 AM

LlamaGirl: Learn to swim!


A suggestion to keep us all occupied?
 
2013-06-21 09:26:01 AM

mediaseth: I wanted to rtfa, but the CBC is blocked by the firewall where I work, which happens to be a public high school. USA! USA!


Don't want any of that foreign commie media tainting the minds of the students!
 
2013-06-21 09:27:35 AM

miscreant: mediaseth: I wanted to rtfa, but the CBC is blocked by the firewall where I work, which happens to be a public high school. USA! USA!

Don't want any of that foreign commie media tainting the minds of the students!


But public schools are commie too.
 
2013-06-21 09:29:38 AM
PRAY FOR TEGAN AND SARA
 
2013-06-21 09:37:00 AM

ThreadSinger: Representative of the unwashed masses: We'll be cool but mother nature is kicking us in the balls

Dude, just flee to the mountains. They're like an hour away.

/Calgary is nice city. View from Calgary is great view.
//Ottawan


Hey another Ottawa farker!

Anyway, the important thing is that the cat is safe.
 
2013-06-21 09:41:56 AM
Subby is a bit dramatic, especially 22 stories up. I am also in a high rise but will be going to work like a regular person. What would you do in a tornado or a serious weather related emergency? If you just want to drink in the morning, nobody blames you, just do it, don't use a bit of flooding as an excuse.
 
2013-06-21 09:42:45 AM
From what I can tell, downstream of Calgary is Medicine Hat, then Winnipeg, then Lake Winnipeg, eventually ending up in Hudson Bay. So, anybody who's in those areas, start your flood prep NOW. I've had to deal with this sort of thing in Missouri when there's flooding in Minnesota or Nebraska - it will eventually find you, and the results are rarely pretty. Because when the flood water gets down there, it'll have picked up all sorts of fun things like loosely tied boats, raw sewage, uprooted trees, etc.
 
2013-06-21 09:53:07 AM

Incetardis: chunderboy: Vodka Zombie: Matthew Keene: Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.

[www.cbc.ca image 850x473]

Looks shop'd.  I can totally tell by the pixels.  This is what Calgary actually looks like:
[img.fark.net image 550x366]

Dude, that's Edmonton.

Know how I know you're not from Edmonton?

No one is being stabbed in that picture,


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 09:54:36 AM
West of New Orleans area here. Cajun. I know we once kinda shared the same language and French heritage, and we got better at cooking and surviving, so I will share some advice.

MOVE. Or at least be prepared for shiat like this. And know how to take care of yourself. I realise this is a bit late for the current situation, but keep it in mind for future reference. I live 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico because I know how to. Or, I have provided very very valuable services for those who live close to me that do.

Good luck, be safe, and when you have to evacuate wherever you are living, you will rapidly learn the things that are important in your life.
 
2013-06-21 09:54:49 AM

PooperMcSlides: Subby is a bit dramatic, especially 22 stories up. I am also in a high rise but will be going to work like a regular person. What would you do in a tornado or a serious weather related emergency? If you just want to drink in the morning, nobody blames you, just do it, don't use a bit of flooding as an excuse.



Let me guess, you don't like the 'taste' of alcohol and all your stories end with "..and then I got home"?
 
2013-06-21 09:55:11 AM

phyrkrakr: From what I can tell, downstream of Calgary is Medicine Hat, then Winnipeg, then Lake Winnipeg, eventually ending up in Hudson Bay. So, anybody who's in those areas, start your flood prep NOW. I've had to deal with this sort of thing in Missouri when there's flooding in Minnesota or Nebraska - it will eventually find you, and the results are rarely pretty. Because when the flood water gets down there, it'll have picked up all sorts of fun things like loosely tied boats, raw sewage, uprooted trees, etc.


Oh man this! I've been telling friends and family living in the low lying areas of Calgary to prepare for over a week and they all told me I was over reacting. The city is built on the banks of a huge river that floods (to some degree) every year. It's been raining for 3 weeks! The surprise from everyone is starting to piss me off a little actually.
 
2013-06-21 09:55:59 AM

Matthew Keene: Vodka Zombie: There's something in Calgary that's 22 stories tall?!?

Anyway, here's hoping you guys dry out before winter starts in a couple of weeks.

[www.cbc.ca image 850x473]


It still feels weird seeing buildings taller than the Tower. (Former Calgarian, and yes, I am old(ish))
 
2013-06-21 10:32:07 AM
Calgarian living in Country Hills. I closed my office downtown today because none of the LRT lines are even heading there.

Stay dry my low ground brothers and sisters!
 
2013-06-21 11:00:28 AM
Stampede Days is sure going to be fun this year. And this is just in the parking lot.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 11:07:56 AM
Still alive here! Hooray! No flooding at west end of downtown so that's good.

Watching the news so HOLY FARK! Floodwaters have reached the farming Saddledome?

Oh and the goodies keep on coming. High River to the south? Pretty much gone... :(
 
2013-06-21 11:11:35 AM

Dougie AXP: Look to your savior in [REDACTED]

He will deliver you from this AW onslaught.

Stay safe buddy.

/chairshot


I will drink the Vodak of safety...
 
2013-06-21 11:21:53 AM
http://imgur.com/a/mIqED

Disaster porn, stay dry my friends
 
2013-06-21 12:04:38 PM
Best of luck to my fellow Calgarians.
 
2013-06-21 12:06:27 PM

DirkNiggla: PooperMcSlides: Subby is a bit dramatic, especially 22 stories up. I am also in a high rise but will be going to work like a regular person. What would you do in a tornado or a serious weather related emergency? If you just want to drink in the morning, nobody blames you, just do it, don't use a bit of flooding as an excuse.


Let me guess, you don't like the 'taste' of alcohol and all your stories end with "..and then I got home"?


Love it and wish I could have a beer in hand, I am a bit jealous. Point being, I can say the shiat is not getting real in Calgary, this is very insulting to people who have gone through serious disasters, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis etc... And then I got home.
 
2013-06-21 01:02:45 PM

The Voice of Doom: Canada has water that isn't frozen hasn't been turned into beer?

FTFY

 
2013-06-21 01:32:12 PM
That is one unhappy cat!
 
2013-06-21 02:29:28 PM
On the news this morning, they said the Bow river was flowing at a rate of 250 cubic feet per minute during the huge flood in 2005.  Over the past 24 hours is was measured running at over 800 cubic feet per minute...


The Saddledome is now reportedly flooded up to the 10th row.

img.fark.net

This is unprecedented for Calgary, and the worst is probably yet to come.
Having said that, my heart goes out to the folks in the town of High River, which got it first and got it worse yesterday.

Hang in there, Alberta Farkers, this is just beginning.
 
2013-06-21 04:35:45 PM

sigdiamond2000: PRAY FOR TEGAN AND SARA


The broads from the massage parlor, who could forget them, eh
 
2013-06-21 05:57:42 PM

Rheostat: my heart goes out to the folks in the town of High River


Something tells me the residents of High River have endured similar events in the past.  Hang tight folks.  The photos look pretty grim.
 
2013-06-21 06:07:47 PM
Woke up to everyone texting me wondering if I was okay.

Didn't realize it was that bad.
 
2013-06-21 06:33:53 PM
This is what you get when you build a city at the crux of two rivers.

/city was not built on rock and roll
 
2013-06-21 06:49:42 PM
Just sitting in Medicine Hat, waiting for the floodwaters to hit. Based on current projections, I may or may not be in an evacuation zone (currently not, but only a few blocks from it)

Amusingly, my safety plan involves going to Calgary. Luckily far from the flooded parts though.
 
2013-06-21 08:28:58 PM
I bet there's a lot of folks without flood insurance that are going to be in financial ruin. :(

Sounds like that's the case with most of Canmore, sadly.
 
2013-06-21 08:50:24 PM
My parents have a trip to Alberta that starts tomorrow. They're supposed to see Banff, Lake Louise, and the site of the Frank Slide. I wonder if any of that is still accessible.
 
2013-06-21 10:27:46 PM

GladGirl: My parents have a trip to Alberta that starts tomorrow. They're supposed to see Banff, Lake Louise, and the site of the Frank Slide. I wonder if any of that is still accessible.


I believe Highway 1 is still accessible from Calgary to Banff, it's a raised primary twinned highway. Highway 1A which is the scenic route is closed. It really depends which direction they're headed from.
 
2013-06-21 11:16:59 PM

sat1va: GladGirl: My parents have a trip to Alberta that starts tomorrow. They're supposed to see Banff, Lake Louise, and the site of the Frank Slide. I wonder if any of that is still accessible.

I believe Highway 1 is still accessible from Calgary to Banff, it's a raised primary twinned highway. Highway 1A which is the scenic route is closed. It really depends which direction they're headed from.


highway 1 isn't open, (washout at Canmore) so no Banff (in either direction)
They could do frank slide and come to lake Louise by heading into bc and coming back east.  Otherwise tell them to go to jasper instead
 
2013-06-21 11:37:32 PM
God damn. I spent a few hours today flying around Calgary and Canmore and this is a brutal situation. There's a massive evacuation effort to get people out of Canmore and High River, every single helicopter we have has been tasked and it seems like almost every helicopter at Calgary Springbank airport was out flying.

I took a reporter out over the city earlier today, here's some pictures:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/story.html?id=8562625
 
2013-06-22 12:08:18 AM
My aunt and uncle are going to have to write off their cabin in Happy Valley. Other than that, the rest of my family is fine and the damage was minimal (they were not keeping the cabin past this summer).

This spring has been incredibly rainy, and I spent a lot of my winter moving snow away from my house. I'm paranoid about my basement flooding because it seemed that many of my springs were spent cleaning up flooded basements growing up (I grew up in High River- the pics from the town break my heart, but it's not the first time and will not be the last time).

I'm glad I live where I live, but I'm sad for my city.  I love it here. Even if the Flames suck.
 
2013-06-22 05:45:12 AM

Roadogs: The Voice of Doom: [img.fark.net image 850x571]
Hooman, are you coming or what?!

Last one to the other side is a wet poodle!

Headed for Caturday thread.

[img.fark.net image 630x412]


"When I sez "gets me fish", not what I had in mind..."
 
2013-06-22 07:03:09 PM
Building ark, gathering animals
 
2013-06-22 09:06:07 PM

PooperMcSlides: Subby is a bit dramatic, especially 22 stories up. I am also in a high rise but will be going to work like a regular person. What would you do in a tornado or a serious weather related emergency? If you just want to drink in the morning, nobody blames you, just do it, don't use a bit of flooding as an excuse.


I'd love to hear from this moron about how it's not too bad.
 
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