Yesterday residents from downtown Calgary were told to evacuate and this morning, this is what downtown Calgary looked like. Pictures courtesy of Calgary Herald.
|Down Town Calgary|
Here in Medicine Hat, those living in the lower lying areas (those close to the South Saskatchewan River) have until 10pm tomorrow night to evacuate from their homes.
So far, there is no flooding, but the river is predicted to start to swell at an alarming rate tomorrow afternoon.
We McG's do not live near the river so we are still in our home. We have plans to travel tomorrow...to Calgary...but NOT to downtown. We will be going to the airport and flying to Victoria, BC to visit my family. All roads to the airport are good so off we will go, crossing our finger and just taking it as it comes.
We have stocked up on as much water as possible. We are unsure as to what we will be coming back to. I am optimistic that all shall be ok, but I am not sure if there will be available running water. I honestly didn't even think to go and buy water to stock up on, but no matter as ALL stores in Medicine Hat are sold out.
I honestly don't know just how bad this flood will hit Medicine Hat, but I am optimistic that it won't be as bad as everyone is making it out to be.
My thoughts and prayers are to my "Hat" residents who have been displaced from their home.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of my fellow Albertan's who have lost loved ones, who have lost their home, who are displaced, or who are just scared shitless.
I am attempting to Stay Calm and Carry On as the British have once said.