Historic flooding in Alberta

Flooding in downtown Calgary, 21 June 2013 (CP)

Flooding in downtown Calgary, 21 June 2013 (CP)

Southern Alberta has seen anywhere from 100-200 mm of rain over the past three days which has forced creeks and rivers to spill their banks and has flooded hundreds of homes, businesses and even downtown Calgary.

At least 100,000 residents have been forced to evacuate due to the floodwaters and there are reports of several deaths.

Hundreds of soldiers have also been deployed to help emergency personnel in rescue efforts.

East-west traffic in the region has ground to a halt after a section of the Trans Canada Highway near Canmore was washed out.

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