Flooding of the Bow and Elbow Rivers inundated downtown Calgary, Alberta on June 21, 2013. Flooding and flash flooding has affected large parts of southern Alberta, due in part to a slow-moving storm front that is dumping a lot of rain on the area, up to 7.5 inches in 2.5 days. Three people have died from the flooding.
If you’re in Calgary, Alberta reading this, you should know that it’s likely to be out of date and incomplete. Check with local authorities and local news services for the most current information.
News reports: be patient, prepare for power outages, limit travel, and conserve water.
The below video is published on Youtube by the Calgary Police, showing about 60 minutes of helicopter footage of the flooding.
— Jason Markusoff (@markusoff) June 22, 2013
Map from Google Crisis Response, snapshot on June 21, 2013.
- 660 News – CFFR – 24 hour AM local news, also streaming live online
- Calgary Herald – local newspaper coverage
- Calgary Sun – tabloid newspaper coverage
- Global News Calgary – television
- 2013 Alberta floods – Wikipedia
- Twitter: #yycflood, #abflood
- Facebook: #yycflood, #abflood, Calgary Clean Up
- Calgary Sun: Social media reaction to to the Alberta flooding (photo series)
- Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary: @nenshi
- City of Calgary: @cityofcalgary
- Calgary Police Service: @calgarypolice
- CBC columnist Julie Van Rosendaal, @dinnerwithjulie
- Alberta floods (via Calgary Herald)
- Alberta flooding photo map (via Calgary Herald)
- Google Crisis Map, Alberta Flooding
- Calgary City News blog – official weblog for news; calgary.ca site down due to heavy load