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(Sun News Network)   Four people feared dead as Alberta flood stories continue to pour in   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 58
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2013-06-21 09:38:07 PM
When I was a Sailor in the Navy, years ago, I remember an old Boatswain mate looking me in the eyes and say,
" Water, you can drink it, bathe in it,  swim in it,
 but you can should never under estimate it, it rules us all. "
 
2013-06-21 09:40:49 PM
As terrible as that is, it's good to see people pulling together to help each other out.  Construction crews using their equipment, etc.

Stay safe, Albertans.


/100 years since the great flood in my hometown
//similar effort then
///NCR carpenters made boats instead of cash registers
//not sure it would happen now
 
2013-06-21 09:46:32 PM
Oh subby, water you doing posting such a terrible headline.
 
2013-06-21 09:48:21 PM
If only the Sun was there... to dry it all up.
 
2013-06-21 09:54:20 PM

foo monkey: Oh subby, water you doing posting such a terrible headline.


Subbyshould take a Bow...
 
2013-06-21 09:59:30 PM
Dam.
 
2013-06-21 10:00:49 PM
 
2013-06-21 10:05:25 PM

Paris1127: foo monkey: Oh subby, water you doing posting such a terrible headline.

Subbyshould take a Bow...


I refuse to be drown into this.
 
2013-06-21 10:06:06 PM
as rivers swelled by up to 200 mm of rain in some spots near Calgary

Yeesh.
 
2013-06-21 10:08:31 PM
Global warming.

Alberta never flooded before.
 
2013-06-21 10:09:01 PM
Pretty intense pics and videos of the flooding. Id hate to own a hotel in golden bc right now.... It's going to be a quiet month or two
 
2013-06-21 10:13:53 PM
Sitting just a couple blocks out of the evac zone, waiting to see if predictions get worse and I have to go. Bag is already in the car, just in case. Lots of water and canned goods ready too, courtesy of the roommate.

Waiting sucks, but there's not much I can do right now to help people prepare.
 
2013-06-21 10:22:03 PM
Dargin, my friend from TN is trapped in Canmore, where are you?
 
2013-06-21 10:23:13 PM
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2013-06-21 10:23:35 PM
Thoughts go out to North Dalla...er, uh, I mean Calgary
 
2013-06-21 10:33:34 PM
4 Canadians?  That's what, 1.75 Americans?
 
2013-06-21 10:37:25 PM
Considering the population density in Canadia, those four people were probably millions of miles apart.
 
2013-06-21 10:46:13 PM

Smeggy Smurf: 4 Canadians?  That's what, 1.75 Americans?


I can assure you that texas-north is full of fat people as well.
 
2013-06-21 10:50:59 PM

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Pussy, is that all Canadians think about?  And how gay does it get when Canadian vampires are sporting midriff?  I'd say on a scale of football to Liza, it's about a Cher.
 
2013-06-21 11:10:14 PM
Anyone else fervently wishing that the second pic in the article is merely an artistic depiction(as opposed to you know, an eerie aerial view of Mother Nature's unbridled fury)?
 
2013-06-21 11:14:09 PM

SevenizGud: Global warming.

Alberta never flooded before.


www2.epl.ca

I really want to emphasize to people not familiar with the city of Edmonton how completely and utterly insane the flood of 1915 was.  The high level bridge is 48 meters above the river. The flood saw the river rise to touch the bridge.
 
2013-06-21 11:30:31 PM
Yesterday sucked. Today sucked more. The next few days will also suck.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/story.html?id=8562625
 
2013-06-21 11:41:44 PM
Canadian friend of mine told me his house was completely washed away.

Found out later he was just poutine me on.

Ba-DUM-chshh!

/I'm here all week
//Try the pea meal bacon!
 
2013-06-21 11:45:50 PM
Came here for good-cat.jpg leaving disappointed

screw alberta they gave us the Conservatives ie GOP north

Hope my relatives drown

/World will be better
 
2013-06-21 11:54:58 PM

albatros183: Came here for good-cat.jpg leaving disappointed

screw alberta they gave us the Conservatives ie GOP north

Hope my relatives drown

/World will be better


Try telling that to the man begging people to try and find his wife after their shelter was hit by a tree.
 
2013-06-22 12:12:15 AM
As an Albertan, this is just astounding to me. The house where I grew up is close to being underwater, and it's hundreds of feet from the river. After the disastrous floods here in Indiana back in 2008, it's surreal to see the same thing happening back home, almost five years later to the week. I wish the best for all my fellow Albertans.
 
2013-06-22 12:14:27 AM
Im workin up in peace river right now. And the sun has been kicking our asses. Im starting to think I would prefer a swim in the saddledome to this.

Anyone figure the stampede gets called off?
 
2013-06-22 12:14:52 AM
Maybe it's time to build a floodway sorta like they got in good ol winterpeg
 
2013-06-22 12:15:56 AM
Make that five after subby made me click a Sun News Network link.
 
2013-06-22 12:17:36 AM

ModernLuddite: SevenizGud: Global warming.

Alberta never flooded before.

[www2.epl.ca image 445x320]

I really want to emphasize to people not familiar with the city of Edmonton how completely and utterly insane the flood of 1915 was.  The high level bridge is 48 meters above the river. The flood saw the river rise to touch the bridge.


www.rewedmonton.ca

That looks like the Walterdale bridge to me, in fact your picture was probably taken from the High Level bridge. I think that flood "only" raised the water about 12 meters. Still a big deal for anyone living in the valley.
 
2013-06-22 12:23:02 AM
:( ermergerd nert cerl
 
2013-06-22 12:46:30 AM

ModernLuddite: SevenizGud: Global warming.

Alberta never flooded before.

[www2.epl.ca image 445x320]

I really want to emphasize to people not familiar with the city of Edmonton how completely and utterly insane the flood of 1915 was.  The high level bridge is 48 meters above the river. The flood saw the river rise to touch the bridge.



img.fark.net
Here's a similar view from google street view from the high level looking at Walterdale. It would take a Noah's ark rainfall to fill the river valley to the brim, it's up to a mile wide and 200 ft deep.

Sorry for thread jack, stay safe Calgarians. All the ones I know are safe in the hills gaming on Steam right now.
 
2013-06-22 12:46:43 AM
The Bow river is already at the highest level ever and that could increase 35% if the rain doesn't stop in the mountains.

I'm ok where I am, but my heart goes out to all affected.


This makes 2005 look like a wading pool.
 
2013-06-22 01:02:36 AM

ModernLuddite: SevenizGud: Global warming.

Alberta never flooded before.



I really want to emphasize to people not familiar with the city of Edmonton how completely and utterly insane the flood of 1915 was.  The high level bridge is 48 meters above the river. The flood saw the river rise to touch the bridge.


A popular myth, but a myth. That's not the high level.
 
2013-06-22 01:03:01 AM
Yup I think I'll do a road trip to Saskatoon tomorrow myself
 
2013-06-22 01:05:31 AM

SevenizGud: Global warming.

Alberta never flooded before.


You shouldn't make statements that you know nothing about. Those rivers flood every seven years or so.
 
2013-06-22 01:05:39 AM

FrancoFile: As terrible as that is, it's good to see people pulling together to help each other out.  Construction crews using their equipment, etc.

Stay safe, Albertans.


/100 years since the great flood in my hometown
//similar effort then
///NCR carpenters made boats instead of cash registers
//not sure it would happen now


Especially since NCR probably doesn't have any carpenters on staff anymore.
 
2013-06-22 01:11:57 AM
I am flooded and ruined. No one saw this coming. I dont know what I can do.
 
2013-06-22 01:17:59 AM
I'm lucky to live on a hill.
 
2013-06-22 01:22:38 AM

mavrickatubc: I am flooded and ruined. No one saw this coming. I dont know what I can do.


good luck to you! Its nothing that anyone could have expected!
 
2013-06-22 01:59:56 AM

mavrickatubc: I am flooded and ruined. No one saw this coming. I dont know what I can do.


I'm sure the province will be helping to take care of anyone that doesn't have flood insurance or is of low income. When the Slave Lake fire torched half the town in 2011 the province kicked in enough money to replace everyone's house that wasn't covered or aid people that were otherwise financially devastated by the event. I can't imagine Redford not taking the opportunity to win some points by doing the same gesture given her situation.
 
2013-06-22 02:11:56 AM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Im workin up in peace river right now. And the sun has been kicking our asses. Im starting to think I would prefer a swim in the saddledome to this.

Anyone figure the stampede gets called off?


HA -- i'm from peace river... I'm out in the bush looking for fires though... We sent a crew of 20 fire fighters down yesterday to help with relief efforts and then BAM 5 forest fires in the peace region...

If you want a redneck drunken meat market of a time go out to 'Rivers' up on the west hill and get your ass trashed.

I remember when Peace River flooded and the entire downtown was filled -- water half way up the side of the mall and such...

So... Whatch doing in pr? Its one hell of a hick town...
 
2013-06-22 02:20:04 AM
All four of them?
 
2013-06-22 02:45:28 AM

cygnusx13: All four of them?


Well there are about 100,000 of us in Calgary that are displaced too...
 
2013-06-22 02:56:19 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: cygnusx13: All four of them?

Well there are about 100,000 of us in Calgary that are displaced too...


Thinking of you. Hang tough, you guys are troopers!
 
2013-06-22 03:05:51 AM
Might be an odd question, but will the hot air from Alaska eventually come down anywhere and cause more trouble?

/sort of serious question
//maybe not the best time to ask..
 
2013-06-22 03:12:18 AM

sleeps in trees: Representative of the unwashed masses: cygnusx13: All four of them?

Well there are about 100,000 of us in Calgary that are displaced too...

Thinking of you. Hang tough, you guys are troopers!



Its easy for me crashing at my brothers place tonight and my stuff is 22 stories up. May need to throw out my groceries in the fridge when I get home. Feel for those who lost homes etc.

Now let the water recede so we can get cleaned up for the Stampede!
 
2013-06-22 03:41:06 AM
This flood caught us by surprise, considering that Calgary is out in the middle of nowhere without any lakes around. In Canmore, the Cougar creek is normally as wide as a sidewalk and about a couple of inches deep. The flood in Canmore washed away 100 feet of the local residence's backyards.

The Calgary Saddledome, home to the Calgary Flames hockey team is up to seating row 10 in water. I've been here since 1979 and my wife was born here in 1960 and we've never seen anything like this. The flood of 2005 was more of a nuisance compared to this. The complete town of High River is under 3 feet of water. This is nuts when you consider that we are in the prairies and known for being dry desert.

24 neighborhoods were evacuated. Crazy stuff. The rest of the city is fine, just the low lying areas which makes up the downtown core.
 
2013-06-22 03:55:12 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: sleeps in trees: Representative of the unwashed masses: cygnusx13: All four of them?

Well there are about 100,000 of us in Calgary that are displaced too...

Thinking of you. Hang tough, you guys are troopers!


Its easy for me crashing at my brothers place tonight and my stuff is 22 stories up. May need to throw out my groceries in the fridge when I get home. Feel for those who lost homes etc.

Now let the water recede so we can get cleaned up for the Stampede!


Well, on the bright side if your fridge is like mine it might be a good thing. :p

Being displaced sucks balls regardless. People in your community going through hardship sucks just as bad. So, as I said, we are thinking of you flat landers on the west coast. Stay safe.
 
2013-06-22 04:19:15 AM

Smeggy Smurf: 4 Canadians?  That's what, 1.75 Americans?


At today's exchange rate it is actually about 3.8 Americans.  Who knew that Canadians were so valuable?
 
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