It's hard to believe but our beautiful, vibrant city of Calgary (and many other Alberta towns) is under a STATE OF EMERGENCY!
We have had a deluge of rain in the last 48 hrs that has made many rivers into lakes, streams into torrents and creeks into devastating rivers.
The devastation goes beyond our city and into the towns and villages to the south of the city and west in the mountains. It really is quite unbelievable.
My family and I are safe and dry because we live on the high side of the Bow River bank, about 5 stories above the water. However, 100,000 or more people have been evacuated in the city alone.
Many city iconic buildings, parks, bridges are under water. And it continues to pour for the last few hours again. All schools were closed today (yes we still have another week of school left)
This is a series of photos starting from Thursday at 4:30pm taken from our bedroom balcony. The green area with the big trees across the river is all provincial park.
|10:30 pm Thursday|
|6:30 am Friday|
|1:30 pm Friday|
Please pray for those affected by the water that they are safe in a shelter or with family and friends.
I know there is going to be a need for quilts. If you feel so kind and want to donate any I will find out the logistics of getting them out to people in need. Send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.