Saturday, June 22, 2013

Calgary Floods - Friday Night

After the sun came out yesterday evening, we walked back to the ridge to check out the river again. It was really quite beautiful!

Looking toward the mountains
Little island - still under water, and will be for a while!
There were even more people out looking around then there were in the morning.
Same house from the morning - looks like the water level went down a bit, but not enough to make much of a difference. It really sucks for all those people!
It will be days before the business core is up and running again, and months of cleanup. Trevor's gone over to a Samaritan's Purse briefing about ways to help - it's ironic that this organization usually has to deploy to other countries to help with disaster cleanup, and this time the disaster is right at home. Although on a scale of disasters, with only three confirmed deaths, the community has been quite blessed. Business will lose money, and people have lost possessions, but most people's friends and family are safe, and that's the most important thing!

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