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Jstod

Trad climber
North Vancouver
Jun 20, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Hey Riley - sounds like residents are allowed to return to Paliser now (according to the town of Canmore facebook page):

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Town-of-Canmore/229502923034?fref=ts

hopefully that's good news for your sister.

JS
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Wow! Hwy 1 sure is in bad shape:

Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Damn - the Transcanada is jacked in like two places.
Crazy

Thanks for the info!
I guess power is still out in Palliser

Haven't heard from my dad
If ya see a Dutchmen floating through Red Deer through him a line...


High River - ya think ?
Lol

They call a lot of things high in Alberta
High Level, etc.
cause there is a ton of weed ... Always has been ..
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
Riley, this CBC update is good for info, with the Twitter links:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/06/20/live-alberta-flooding.html

I hope your Dad and sister, and their property are all okay!



Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
Dad evacuated to Olds
His house has a foot of water upon it and he said it rose very fast
Red Deer river is expected to crest tomorrow at noon.
Going to be an incredible amount or damage before this is over especially on the east side.

House being washed into a bridge .
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NObJReIIus


Kunlan- crazy video - that area right there is pretty much my second home.
Spent a lot of time there and even skating in that rink.
Pretty ridiculous that the developer built that house literally in the river .
Shows how dumb we humans are ...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
"Pretty ridiculous that the developer built that house literally in the river ."

...or that people would buy it after it was built.

Hope your family comes out as safe & sound as possible, Riley.
pvalchev

Social climber
Mountain View, CA / Calgary, AB
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
I've spent a ton of time in that area and there is tons of good cragging around Cougar Canyon - I've walked by these houses dozens of times. I've never seen Cougar Creek more than ankle deep, but always noted the width of that river bed there... clearly, sh#t hits the fan there sometimes, and this is an event of epic proportions. Fingers crossed for everyone who is affected for the best possible outcome.

Thankfully my family's house in Calgary is on a hill & safe of floods, but I have a few friends near the Bow & Elbow rivers that are evacuated, with damage certain... how much damage is the only question.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Thanks Apogee...
The big house you see getting washed away is the developers personal house.
He built it away from all the regular houses practically at the foot of the creek.

I wonder how much damage is involved there ... Shifting foundations and stuff
Thing about houses in Canada is they have deep foundations cause of the permafrost ..
Might be the differences between being totaled and a little back filling with dirt
Not sure what it all means ...
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
there is tons of good cragging around Cougar Canyon -


And if it wasn't a bit polished then, it sure as hell is now!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Yikes! That is some jaw dropping flooding. Blown away. Hope everyone is ok. Houses and property can be replaced, people can't.

Eric
nah000

climber
canuckistan
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
it's going to be interesting to see how this plays out as all of the water makes its way to calgary tonight [and if the rain continues, over the next couple of days...]

this was some of the preparation being done in mission [an inner city neighbourhood along the elbow river] today:



many more neighborhoods have already been evacuated than were during the last large flood in 2005. while the one positive is that the glenmore reservoir appears not to have been as consistently high during the last few days as it was prior to the 05 flooding, authorities are already warning that the glenmore dam will likely overflow just as it did in 05.

assuming that happens for only the second time, it's going to be a very big mess for a lot of neighborhoods along the elbow...
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 12:09am PT
From 2007;

http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/mountain-news-canmore-planning-climate-change-centre/Content?oid=2159229
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jun 21, 2013 - 06:27am PT
Just saw a pic of large scale flooding in downtown Calgary
In sundre the Red deer river is going to burst
Still raining
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jun 21, 2013 - 07:34am PT

Bragg Creek house washes away
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 21, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Parts of Calgary are flooding now. Downtown has been evacuated as the Bow has flooded. 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes (all areas near the Bow and Elbow Rivers)
This has happened incredibly fast and is raining hard again. The rivers MAY be at their high point but we will see.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
watching that house blow apart under the bridge makes me a little ill.. PRAYERS TO all ya all up there!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Best thoughts are with you guys.......
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
This is crazy. Best wishes to all that are there, Riley I hope ur family comes out ok. Jstod too, good luck guys.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Between the climbing community and my office branch is Calgary, plenty of reasons to cross my fingers and toes for you. Just heard the the employees in Calgary are OK - and invited them to come to PDX for refuge.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Luckily I live on high ground. Most of the city is 30+ meters above the river valleys but many low areas are toast right now.
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