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    Hey I just got here too, and I recognize some of these names too. To the new people Hello from Edmonton

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    mmm...iced capp season is upon us. If it ever stops raining...

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    Default Duck?

    No kidding. Its been raining here for what feels like 2 weeks.

    Most of yesterday the emergency warning system was interupting the radio to warn people downstream of the oldman river damn (southern Alberta) was going to have a release and flooding may occur.

    I'm starting to grow webbing between my toes...

    I think I'll paddle over to tims for a danish and a coffee.

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    Default Re: Duck?

    Originally posted by rualfire
    No kidding. Its been raining here for what feels like 2 weeks.

    Most of yesterday the emergency warning system was interupting the radio to warn people downstream of the oldman river damn (southern Alberta) was going to have a release and flooding may occur.

    I'm starting to grow webbing between my toes...

    I think I'll paddle over to tims for a danish and a coffee.
    HA!...Bout time you guys got it...We got poured on here last month so
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    rualfire: I'm in Redwood Meadows, we've been running flood calls & MVA's for the last 48 hours. Our entire response area has declared a state of emergency, & our crew is starting to get a little crispy around the edges. Everyone else is smart enough to be napping now, (02:20) but I'm a terrible sleeper when there's a good chance half my town will be under water when I wake up...

    Stay safe!

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    Default Hang in there.

    50FFEMT.

    It sounded like things were getting a little hairy there yesterday (from the news reports). I hope you got some sleep.

    Things seem to have eased up a little bit here since about midnight. (Strathmore)

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    rual,

    Things started to settle, but then the berm that keeps the river from the townsite began to crumble. 2 hours sleep yesterday, about 3 last night. Glad to hear that you're doing better. Good luck.

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    Default Relief?

    If you guys need a hand, there are lots of us flatlanders (I'm not just reffering to the Strathmore Rural Fire Department) who would gladly come if asked.

    I can't speak for any others, but I know that we would send you a crew to sandbag or whatever if you need.

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    Thanks for the offer Randy.
    However, it looks like the crest has passed and things should start to get better.
    However, if it doesn't, you may hear from us.
    Thanks again
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    Thanks rual! Unless these thunderboomers turn out more rain than expected, we should be good. We certainly appreciate the offer though.

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    Default Re: Re: Duck?

    Originally posted by ndvfdff33


    HA!...Bout time you guys got it...We got poured on here last month so

    cripes dude.. You mean it was only a month. :|
    Here, we got hit almost all of april, all of may, and about half of june so far.. I see a pattern here I thinks
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    Default Calgary issues local state-of-emergency order

    Hope you guys in Calgary, Okotoks, Bragg Creek, Cochrane, High River etc. are all staying safe!


    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...hub=TopStories

    I watched the video and CAN'T BELIEVE how high the water is in that shot on the Bow River downtown!
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    Thanks Respect, we're safe, but certainly not dry. We stopped pumping out houses tonight, then got called out for an MVA. The second wave of flooding was much worse than the first. More than 90 percent of the houses in Redwood Meadows got flooded this time, and a gajillion in Bragg Creek are flooded.

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    Default Drumheller

    I was in Drumheller last night. They've scaled up for a major flood. Evacuated everything north of the railway tracks. nEveryone is pitching in. Police, Fire, EMS, Red Deer Search & Rescue, Parks, a few more I didn't recognize. The counties all around had trucks and heavey equipment running all night to re-enforce the dykes.

    They are bracing for the worst this morning. Water should spill over the dyke's before noon.

    My old house is scheduled to have water in the living room. So much for the basement renovations I did.

    Evacuated 2500 - 3000 people yesterday.

    Sounds like Red Deer Dodged the bullet over night as one of the tributaries damned up due to tree's etc. That might be good news for the Drum guys.

    Does anyone elses water in Calgary taste like grass?

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    Yeah I found out how bad Drum is late last night .... noon is what I heard too. Movin' north ... Red Deer and Edmonton were mentioned too. Good to hear Red Deer dodged the bullet overnight.

    I still can't get over that pic of the water up over the railing on the bike path downtown

    They're yakking about the logjam on the radio now.
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    Default Tim Hortons Rules

    With all the flood responses, TH stepped up and supplied coffe. Not only that, they re-started the "Rrrroll up the Rrrrrim" contest. I have attached a copy of the grand prize "rim"
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    When asked about the flooding yesterday Paul Martin actually acknowledged that he had some idea where Alberta was. He responded that there must be programs in place for this kind of thing but made no mention of heading west to survey the damages or any commitment of Federal support. Now if this had been Ontario or Quebec do you think he would be sitting on his assets in Ottawa, I think not.

    What a loser.

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    What a dick
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    Let's not go there

    The news last week that neither Jean nor Paul are going to be held responsible for the sponsorship scandal is just such a f'n joke

    Well the river has crested and Drum still stands, barely it looks like.

    You guys in Alberta stay safe!



    Raging river crests in Drumheller, Alberta
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    Residents of Drumheller, Alberta, have been given at least temporary relief from the raging flood waters.

    The Red Deer River has crested, but waters remain dangerously high, and are expected to stay that way for 12 to 18 hours.

    Emergency operations spokesman Ross Rawlusyk said dikes are constantly being checked for leaks and weak areas are being reinforced.

    Yesterday, bulldozers filled dikes around strategic sites such as the city's power substation, river water intake and RCMP detachment. Residents from neighbouring communities helped fill sandbags in the hot sun.

    Despite the best preparations, Alberta Environment Minister Guy Boutilier said the coming hours in Drumheller are crucial.

    "No one could ever imagine in terms of the pure force of what's taking place in the Drumheller area," he told CTV's Canada AM early Tuesday.

    The river's rise earlier forced about 3,200 people -- a third of the town's residents -- in the north part of town to leave their homes for higher ground.

    Rawlusyk said at least 25 homes have been flooded. It's still too early to say when people will be allowed to return to their homes.

    But there was some good news for those nervously watching and waiting for the river to crest. A logjam in a tributary upstream seemed to be hold back some of the flow.

    Truck driver killed

    At least one person is presumed dead as a result of the flooding.

    Pedestrians who gathered on a bridge to gawk at the raging Red Deer River are being blamed for a chain-reaction collision that killed a truck driver.

    The truck driver was descending a steep hill onto a bridge, and was forced to dodge cars that had slowed to avoid pedestrians viewing the flooding.

    The truck hit a car, slammed into the side of the bridge and knocked out two girders before plunging into the murky water.

    The truck was swept away, and the driver is presumed dead.

    A retired RCMP officer and his wife were also hurt in the Monday night crash.

    RCMP Corporal J'Nell Perkins said the accident wouldn't have happened if people weren't standing on the bridge.

    Damages

    Damage estimates are still preliminary. But it's expected to more than double the $100-million cost of the 1995 flooding in southern Alberta.

    Boutilier says protecting people and property remains his immediate concern, but he intends to eventually press the issue of financial assistance with Ottawa.

    "We'll be looking to our federal partners, as well, in terms of a program that can be worked jointly together in helping our citizens in that area and other areas across the province."

    Alberta Premier Ralph Klein viewed parts of his flood-damaged hometown of Calgary on Monday and called the devastation heartbreaking.

    "We're looking at one segment," he said. "The damage is pretty widespread throughout southern Alberta -- at least from Red Deer south -- so we're looking at hundreds of millions of dollars.''

    Klein said the province will look at increasing its disaster relief package, but stressed that aid is capped at $100,000 per household. The province will also seek disaster funds from Ottawa.

    With reports from CTV News
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    Wow - here it comes again, maybe a little premature but we have opened our EOC on a low level, due to an expected 100mm rain dump in the Highwood river basin! 1 flood - easy to deal with, 2nd flood - well hadnt quit gotten over the first one, 3rd flood - screw it, Im building an ark!

    Im going to Penticton this weekend - and damn it, it better be sunny!

    How are the boys from Drum doing, also like to thank Airdrie, Strathmore and Taber for helping us out in our past events: Thanks Boys!
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    Dave,

    We're bracing for the return trip too. We've been discussing what we learned through all this, and the one thing I've discovered is that I don't own enough socks to keep dry feet in my turnout boots.

    As to your ark, the animals have been lining up in twos here for a couple of weeks.

    Good luck in Penticton; hope you miss the rain.

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    The long range forecast looks good for Penticton - should make for a fine Highland competition.

    As to your dry boots - yep I had some - once. Think i will invest in a dry suit!

    George, has your emergency op centre been running smoothly - ours has been pretty awesome. My hats off to everyone. Everything went very smoothly from start to ......well eventually it will finish

    Take care, and good luck with the new weather system!
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