JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Flood update

The Bow River crested here sometime yesterday, the water has been receding fast ever since and most evacuees have been cleared to go home. Downtown is still closed, so public transit still disrupted ... all the streets and rail lines will have to be safety checked before regular services resume. Then it's on to the mud shoveling and repairs.

Floodwaters are also now receding in Medicine Hat, the fourth largest city in Alberta, which is downriver from Calgary. A considerable chunk of the Hat is the floodplain, so even though smaller than this place their damages are likely to be greater. :-(

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