posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by canucks555
I've been watching all the reports and am stunned by how quickly and violently this all came about. My heart goes out to all affected by this and
what they have to go back to when this begins to settle. No doubt that few Albertans got any sleep last night. Thoughts and prayers and much love to
all, including those in Europe and southeast Asia.
Just to let ATS members know, this is one massive crisis. The Bow River is running at 1500 cubic meters per second. The Elbow River is running at
2200 cm/sec. Holy cow, I think the normal is 280/second.
There are one or two people known to be missing. There are a few towns completely cut off from the outside as roads on either side of town have been
destroyed or littered with debris from slides such as Kananaskis and Canmore. The Canmore hotel is an evacuation center but it has 3" of water on the
There appear to be plans to evacuate the Canmore hospital, and that cannot be an enviable situation.
I've seen people being evacuated by boat, helicopter, grain combines and any other way possible.
The Armed Forces are helping out as are Edmonton Police being mobilized further south.
Some bridges have been washed out. Alberta's emergency services seem well organized and efficient and it's impressive really to see the coordination
If you are about to be evacuated, they are advising you to
- Bring all medications
- Bring your pets
- Bring clothes for a week as well as what food you can bring
edit on 21-6-2013 by aboutface because: (no reason given)