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Here in Calgary, we’ve had a devastating, unprecedented flash flood, the likes of which no one here has seen in the past century. It’s so overwhelmingly sad to see what some people have lost. Calgary is home to two rivers, the Elbow and the Bow. Unusual high snow run-off and an unbelievable storm of torrential rain proportions merged last week to wreak havoc in our beloved City.
My son and I took a few photos last Thursday or Friday from a vantage point in Silver Springs, a Calgary neighbourhood – high above the bloated, ferocious Bow River.
You can just make out some homes down there on Bow Crescent that back onto the river. The train is stopped and “parked” on the bridge.
We’ve all learned that the aftermath of such a disastrous flood is not just getting rid of all that water, but cleaning up all the mud and muck and sewage the swollen river leaves behind.
Feelings of sadness and loss have been quickly replaced in our community by the contagious giving spirit of volunteers who have stepped up to help those in need. Grime and mayhem can’t stop these guys! (This is a photo of a friend of mine, Marilyn Wickenheiser and her “crew”).
Anyone wishing to donate funds to help those people who have lost their homes and all their belongings can do so by donating to the Red Cross.