Is everyone ok? I see that major flooding is happening, looks pretty bad from the pictures on CNN.
Hi Tim Ė Thanks for your concern . . .
Iím OK where I live (a short distance from, but high above the river on east side of the affected area),
but the business district and thousands of homes that are in the river valley where Calgary city center
is have been evacuated, but with out any reported serious personal injuries.
Being home to many major Canadian head offices, and most of the Canadian and American oil company
head offices it will cause some disruption to those industries.
They will all survive, but the individuals with flooded homes both in the city and the surrounding towns
will suffer great disruption and some heavy losses.
Different parts of the city have had varying amounts of record rainfall, but for the most part our systems
can handle that. Itís the heavier than normal rainfall in the watersheds and source rivers and steams that
is reeking the havoc as it comes downstream.
Banff and Canmore to the west and the Bragg Creek area, Okotoks and High River to the south all took
big hits as well, as did roads and bridges on main and secondary highways.
Itís a bit surreal, sitting watching it on TV when it's just another off again Ė on again rainy day at my house,
and a few blocks west of me is the edge of the center of a city of over a million people in lock down.
Yes I am home from work today. They turned the power off to our building complex downtown. We shut down most of the servers before the power went out, the ones we missed will crash down when the batteries on the ups run out of juice.
We are ok at our house on the west side of the city and my cars are safe too.
Yup, safe and dry for the most part, but a city of a million plus O M G !! Usually reports of his nature are somewhere else, not this time. Our Saddle-dome (Flames) is flooded to row 13, at last report . . all TV equipment and Jumbo-tron will need to be replaced.
As Art said, few reports of death or injuries, but devastation everywhere