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    Been watching some of the video coverage/photos of the flooding that is happening in and around the Calgary area. I hope that everyone is safe and sound and that all returns to normal soon!

    Cheers
    Tush
    81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
    73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
    62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
    60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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    I live close to downtown and I just got back from a walk to see the flooding, this is really serious !! I have lived here all my life and have never seen anything like it. The upper part of the Bow River out west is still getting dumped on by heavy rainfall. The authorities are expecting the river to rise another 30%. I suspect that when this is done that a large part of downtown will be under water. I cringe to think of those deep parkades in the basements of the big buildings filling up with water.
    I feel really sorry for all the people that have had their houses flooded. I am glad that i live up in the higher part of the city.

    Cheers
    Byron

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    • #3
      Oh Oh that's more serious than a problem with a needle valve...which is what got my attention, Tush.
      Sounds like a big mess.
      Driving a 1973 TR6
      Doing ZS carb repairs
      email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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      • #4
        My office building is high above the Bow river and is good and dry; that is where the TeeR6 is parked at the moment, I don't expect troubles there. Our house is close to a reservoir on the Elbow river system but high enough to be safe; the basement was bone dry this morning!
        'Triumph street', where YYCDAVE and MORTY are is on high ground and should be very safe.
        OTOH Morty does insurance claims repairs, we might not see him again for the rest of the summer :huh:

        Overall it is a very serious situation and not over yet, destrtuction water coming our way from the mountains. One of the mountain towns, Canmore, near Banff, is suffering from huge flooding and destruction.
        Henri
        1980 TR8
        1971 MGB GT

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        • #5
          What the hell is going on with this planet.....Remember we had serious flooding here at the Richelieu River and it went crazy for almost all summer......2-3 months.

          Sorry for you guys out West....We are with you. Bring the Military but watch out, the Federal is going to send you the invoice!
          Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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          • #6
            We had flooding in 2005, same time of year, caused by a lot of rain just as the spring melt begins. It was called the once in 100 year flood.

            Well, right now, the river is flowing 3 times the volume of water that it did in 2005, 3 times!! Does that make this a once in 500 year flood??

            So far everyone is safe, but nearly 10% of the city has been evacuated from their homes. My inlaws are with us for the weekend.

            Thanks for your concern guys!

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            • #7
              What the hell is going on with this planet.....Remember we had serious flooding here at the Richelieu River and it went crazy for almost all summer......2-3 months.

              Sorry for you guys out West....We are with you. Bring the Military but watch out, the Federal is going to send you the invoice!
              The military convoy is currently on the road from Edmonton, to Calgary, Canmore and towns south of Calgary.
              Their assistance and equipment is critical and by the way the military is already paid by the citizens of Canada, no additional paperwork necessary.
              Henri
              1980 TR8
              1971 MGB GT

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              • #8
                " the way the military is already paid by the citizens of Canada, no additional paperwork necessary."

                That's what we thought also.....!
                Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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                • #9
                  Glad to hear that you guys are safe and are on some higher ground. I worked in Lake Louise for a couple of years and my parents lived in Calgary at the time....I spent my day(s) off in Calgary so I got to know the City fairly well. My parents used to live in a condo (Eau Claire I think it was called, next to the IMAX theatre and the Bow River...I am assuming that this area would be flooded now...

                  Good luck guys. I will be watching.

                  Cheers
                  Tush
                  81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
                  73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
                  62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
                  60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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                  • #10
                    Glad to hear you guys are safe. Been watching the flooding and just can't believe how much the water has risen and still rising

                    Good luck

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                    • #11
                      A few photos...

                      Downtown today





                      The Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames, a good thing that they are not in the playoffs





                      Stampede Grounds, the Stampede opens in exactly 2 weeks, and this is the track, and stands, for the Chuckwagon races




                      More Stampede grounds





                      And, in addition to this, thousands of homes under water





                      It's by far the biggest flood in Calgary in a very long time...
                      Henri
                      1980 TR8
                      1971 MGB GT

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                      • #12
                        Thoughts are with you all. Flooding is so destructive and impossible to control. Went through one of those 1 in 100 year floods along the Rideau many years ago ourselves. Looked like that last picture you posted. Not fond memories! Cheers, Mike

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                        • #13
                          Just as a note for anyone reading CNN, Calgary is NOT the capital of Alberta.

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                          • #14
                            Not sure what Calgarian's think of their Mayor, and I don't normally get involved in Politics, but Mayor Nenshi seems to communicate very well...hopefully he is just as effective. Good to see that things are getting back to normal.

                            Cheers
                            Tush
                            81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
                            73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
                            62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
                            60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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                            • #15
                              Calgary's Mayor Nenshi is generally very well liked and one of the mainly because of his excellent communication skills and good common sense. I hear a lot of positive comments about him from people outside Calgary. His handling of this flood crisis will help him tremendously for the upcoming civic elections in the fall.
                              He was a newcomer and unexpected winner in the last election but most probably a highly expected winner in a few months for a second term.
                              Henri
                              1980 TR8
                              1971 MGB GT

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