From near normal river levels on Thursday morning, to 100,000 Calgarians evacuated from their homes less than 24 hours later. The city found itself below a water flow at its worst of an estimated 62,000 cubic feet per second flowing down the Bow River. The photos of this disaster can’t even begin to show the magnitude of the flooding that has happened here in this city. Going down to the river and listening people’s shock and astonishment as they watched their city disappear around them was life changing.
As water levels are now dropping and people are slowly being allowed to return to their homes, the cleanup has begun. I want to take a moment to share with you an incredibly moving video from 90.3 Amp Radio. So many people have lost so much, and I want to express my condolences to the families of the people who lost their lives during this flood in High River, and now in Calgary as well.
If you are able, I urge you to consider donating to the Canadian Red Cross who responded immediately to help people affected by the flood.