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post #1 of 27 Old 06-20-2013, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Alberta Flood Watch

Parts of Alberta,especially southern, have been getting hammered with storms,with everything from snow to rain to hail,resulting in some serious flooding. Although I'm more centralish,I spend my summers camping,and take a vacation every winter,in some of the places that are getting hit the hardest,so been keeping a close eye on those areas as they're pretty special to me and hold lots of good memories.. Can't believe the amount of damage that's already been done in such a short time. To any HF members living there,stay safe,and keep us updated!
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Lundbreck Falls,one of our favorite fishing holes







Cougar Creek,one of my favorite hiking spots;my family has spent alot of hours walking along this creek over the years.Normally it's just a little stream,but not anymore..

















Bragg Creek










Beaver Mines,favorite camping spot







High River











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post #2 of 27 Old 06-20-2013, 04:35 PM
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Last night was nuts! I was at my friend's house and she was outside in her hot tub when her mom called to warn us of a hail storm approaching. It was 5 minutes later that it hit us. We went in and out of tornado warnings, had a severe thunderstorm warning and now we are under a flash flood warning and in a local state of emergency.
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Poor High River..
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A friend of mine in the area sent photos. They were able to run their Cat enough to divert the waters from their house, barns, etc. But are essentially marooned for a while. 9" of rain in a day and a half or two.

She is a bit of a historian in her area and doesn't see this as "unheard of," just cyclical.
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They're one of the lucky ones,then.Were abouts are they?
I've been talking to a number of people from the Canmore,High River,Bragg Creek areas,and this morning they were saying the same thing;it's pretty bad,but it's happened before.But as the day went on and things kept getting worse they changed their tune,now they're saying it's looking much worse than the "100 year" flood in 2005. Either way,it's not good.
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Yeah, the floods seem to happen every 8-10 years around here. We had a really bad one in 1995 right before I was born, then another in 2005, and now in 2013.
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High River,living up to it's name..


















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Yeah, the floods seem to happen every 8-10 years around here. We had a really bad one in 1995 right before I was born, then another in 2005, and now in 2013.

There's localized flooding happening around me,but living on top of a hill certainly has it's benefits. :) How's Lethbridge faring? Have family there,but haven't been able to contact them.
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Lethbridge is doing okay, our highest point of water is supposed to happen right away. Only places evacuated are Paradise Canyon, Fort Whoop-Up and Helen Schuler.
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