Friday, June 21, 2013

We're okay...

I think I mentioned that we've been having consistently rainy weather recently?  Well, all that rain has helped put the city I live in, Calgary, Alberta in the news.  Many (currently 27)  neighbourhoods have been evacuated and a State of Emergency has been declared due to extreme flooding.  Calgary is not the only city facing flooding, unfortunately.  Here's a link to some flood photos, as a sample of what's happening.
 
Thankfully, the neighbourhood where I'm living is not under evacuation orders, but with more rain in the forecast, we're staying watchful. (After all, it was only a couple of years ago that our basement experienced some flooding after 3 days straight of rain and this month we've seen more than that). 
Even though I live here and know how much rain we've had, it still seems surreal.  All the coverage I've seen looks like something out of a movie and my head is having a hard time comprehending what I'm seeing.  My heart goes out to everyone going through this.  I'm hoping we've seen the worst of it.
 
Anyways, I'll touch base here again, just wanted to let everyone know that so far, our home is unaffected and we still have potable water and all our utilities plus still able to leave the city by alternate routes if needs be.  We've got a back up plan in case things change and we need to evacuate.
 
 Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated for everyone living in the affected areas.
Thank you!

14 comments:

  1. Those pictures are remarkable! My Dad, our oldest son and my nephews are all in Calgary, so far they're okay too. I hope the rain will subside soon and allow the waters to recede, but I think I read that a lot of the water is melt off from the Rockies?

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  2. Katherine, I'm happy to hear that you are fine! Really hope you don't get problems with more water and people can return to their homes. x Teje

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  3. Glad to hear that you’re safe. We watched the news last night and my husband was sad to see so many parts of his beloved Calgary flooded.
    I hope everyone will be safe!

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  4. Oh, Katherine!
    I haven´t heard about it- until yesterday- when I read it in a blog!
    I hope that everything will be as it use to and that nothing bad will hapens to you!
    Stor Kram//Maja

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  5. It's crazy, I am glad to hear you are safe and dry.

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  6. Oh my...certainly thinking of you and praying for the best. My daughter is in Colorado Springs with fires all around and hubby away for Army training. She too has bags packed and a route picked out for her and her little pugs, should it come to that. Be safe, Katherine!

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  7. Glad to know you and yours are okay, Katherine. It's hard to believe this is happening. Hopefully things will improve soon. Sending hugs!

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  8. Glad you are okay and hope you continue to be so. My thoughts are with those who are less fortunate. Flooding is horrible.

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  9. we are fine too. check my blog for pictures from my view of Fish Creek Park!

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  10. I'm glad you're OK - I hope everybody gets through this safe and sound! My cousins in Manitoba (near the Red River) had to physically MOVE THEIR HOUSE to higher ground to get away from the flooding one particularly bad year. Talk about being helpless in the face of Mother Nature's power and fury - WOW!

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  11. I've been checking the reports and I'm shocked at the pictures... My heart goes out to all those affected...((hugs))

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  12. Sending hugs and prayers for all...

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  13. Really happy to hear you're okay! I have been watching the news grimly. I took pictures of the river yesterday and it's already incredibly high - almost as high as when the roads washed over a couple of years ago. I can only imagine how it looks upstream!

    Stay safe!

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  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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