"100,000 Evacuated From Downtown Calgary as Floods Hit Alberta"

"Downtown Calgary could look like a bit of a ghost town today, with entire neighbourhoods shut down and office workers told to stay home due to massive flooding."

"As rain-swollen rivers burst their banks across southern Alberta on Thursday, more than a dozen towns declared states of emergency, with entire communities including High River and Bragg Creek under mandatory evacuation orders.

The impact was felt as far afield as British Columbia, where roads in the mountains were being closed, and Saskatchewan, where outflows were increased at the Gardiner Dam in anticipation of the coming crest."

Bill Graveland reports for the Canadian Press June 21, 2013.

Source: Canadian Press, 06/21/2013