Keep Hanging in there, Calgary

Right now, Calgary is enduring a very serious flood, as are a number of smaller communities near Calgary, such as High River, Canmore and Banff. Southern Alberta is also being flooded – the South Saskatchewan river through Medicine Hat will peak some time tomorrow morning.

There has been loss of life and the damage to property has been monumental.

Calgary and the other communities are hanging in there, though. Calgary is still planning to go ahead with the Stampede which is due to start two weeks from now.

Makes me feel petty for having  whined about my wet basement and also reminds me to be grateful for what I have.

I’m thinking of all of you and wishing you the best.

English: View from the Finley Bridge, looking ...
English: View from the Finley Bridge, looking South toward City Hall and Court of Queen’s Bench. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7 thoughts on “Keep Hanging in there, Calgary”

  1. Thoughts are with the people of Galgary – our weather world wide is topsy turvy now, we have had a week of 1degC every morning, even for Melbourne that is cold 😦 I think I would rather that than experience flooding. 😦

  2. 2013 was not a fun year for me, as I was responsible for cleaning up the mess that happened to my firm’s business office in High River and getting them reopened. We were the second ones to reopen in temp premises and the first ones to reopen in permanent premises. Stinky muck, mosquito bites, bed bug bites and lots of hours on the site. Still wonder how people can build on low ground in a place named High River. Cheers. Allan

    1. That sounds brutal! I was living in Medicine Hat at the time but they could see what was coming and did some good prepping. The damage wasn’t so bad. After that flood, flood plain building wasn’t allowed any more. It’s amazing to me how people like to create a little drama in their lives by doing things such as building on flood plains. 😉

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