How the story of the Alberta flood unfolded on social media
Jun 17, 2014
This week, Albertans are marking the one year anniversary of the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year much of the southern half of the province were devastated by the raging waters.
For some, the story of the of the flood unfolded on social media. It played a crucial role when it came to preparing, evacuating and rescuing.
This is a collection of the tweets (and one Instagram) that tell the story of the 2013 flood.
A rainfall warning has been issued for Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Kananaskis, Canmore and Nordegg. #abstorm
— CBC Calgary (@CBCCalgary) June 18, 2013
— Fast Forward Weekly (@FFWDWeekly) June 20, 2013
Drop In center downtown is being evacuated #yycflood
— AMP Radio Calgary (@ampcalgary) June 21, 2013
When the emergency is over and we work together to rebuild, I have no doubt that this will be Calgary’s finest hour.
— Druh Farrell (@DruhFarrell) June 22, 2013
Calgary’s mayor wishes he could invoke Darwin’s law for people who go boating during a state of emergency http://t.co/VE54HGf850
— HuffPost Canada (@HuffPostCanada) June 24, 2013
Important message: Calgary Emergency Women’s Shelter needs groceries and supplies. Much lost in flood. West Canadian vans are picking up.
— George Brookman (@CalgaryGeorge) June 25, 2013
— Jill Belland (@jillbelland) June 24, 2013
— Taste Restaurant (@tastecalgary) June 28, 2013
— Katy Bond (@MsKatyBond) June 30, 2013
13 days after it was declared due to flooding, and 1 day before Stampede begins, Calgary’s state of emergency is over http://t.co/XRqOHvDeXS
— CTV News (@CTVNews) July 4, 2013