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Hi! Not sure how big this news is outside of Canada, but I thought you might have heard that Calgary has been flooded out and you might be wondering how my family and I are faring. Long story short: we're fine, as our house isn't near enough to a river to be affected. Little longer story: I'm actually in Ontario with Mr. Posh for his niece's wedding today. I found out fifteen minutes before I left the Kittens to drive to the airport that a state of emergency had been declared for the city. That was SO FUN. Luckily, that was a good fifteen hours before the water crested so the main roads were still open at that time. It's crazy that places we know so well are now washed away (or. more likely, under water). The poor zoo! The poor Saddledome! Our season ticket seats for Hitmen Hockey are presently submerged, plus another ten rows up. Have mercy.

I was chatting with the Kittens last night, and told them that if a boil water advisory was in effect they HAD to do it. Their reply: That's okay, we're just drinking pop and stuff instead. Hee! They're worried we won't be able to get home from the airport (which I hadn't even thought of), but worst case scenario is that we'll have to drive around the outskirts of the city and come home the back way. I think those roads are okay. Fifteen minutes from where we live the town of Okotoks is in ruins - and fifteen minutes beyond that the town of High River is pretty much gone. Why do people want to live in a place called "High River", anyway??? Connect the dots, people!

Lots and lots of wedding stories to tell, but that will have to wait until I get home.  Take care everybody, and let's pray there's an open bar tonight at the reception.

Date: 2013-06-22 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diebirchen.livejournal.com
Gopher wood! Find gopher wood and start building!!!

Date: 2013-06-22 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poshcat.livejournal.com
Ahahaha! ::gets out my cubits tape measure::

Date: 2013-06-22 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diebirchen.livejournal.com
You go, girl!

Date: 2013-06-22 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avrelia.livejournal.com
glad that you are ok. So weird to think of Calgary flooded... we've spent there one day during our Bunff trip, and I remember the river as being rather tame, but.. wow.

Date: 2013-06-22 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poshcat.livejournal.com
It all seems very surreal. And all the rivers in question are usually lambs instead of lions.

Date: 2013-06-22 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magista.livejournal.com
Water's still okay, though we're being asked to conserve to ease the load on the treatment plants. City staff really went above and beyond keeping them running.

Deerfoot may or may not end up being closed; that's up to the province. Glenmore is closed between Blackfoot and 18th (the LaFarge yards are mostly under water). Most bridges across both the Bow and Elbow are closed, and downtown is likely to remain evacuated through Wednesday. But from the airport you can still get around via Stoney Trail and Sarcee Trail.

Stampede president swears we're going on with Stampede events, even if the horses have to wear hip waders...

Date: 2013-06-22 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alinda.livejournal.com
Stuff going on at my end so haven't been paying much attention to the news but noticed the headlines when I dragged in the morning paper and wondered about you. Glad to hear you're out of harm's way. Enjoy the wedding!

Date: 2013-06-23 02:39 am (UTC)
molly_may: (Lucille Bluth)
From: [personal profile] molly_may
Yikes! So glad to hear that at least your home isn't in danger, but I'm sorry to hear about the rest of Calgary!

I hope that your dreams of an open bar came true, and that you have a safe trip home!


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