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
â€” CBC Calgary (@CBCCalgary) June 18, 2013
â€” Fast Forward Weekly (@FFWDWeekly) June 20, 2013
Drop In center downtown is being evacuated #yycflood
â€” 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.
â€” 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
â€” 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.
â€” George Brookman (@CalgaryGeorge) June 25, 2013
— Jill Belland (@jillbelland) June 24, 2013
— Taste Restaurant (@tastecalgary) June 28, 2013
â€” 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
â€” CTV News (@CTVNews) July 4, 2013