As we all felt this Saturday a significant thunderstorm, which brought rain and damaging hail, moved over Calgary. The heavy rainfall resulted in major flooding to some roads and underpasses. Calgary’s northeast was the most heavily impacted by this substantial weather event.
Emergency crews responded immediately. They attended a number of sites across the city throughout the night, rescuing stranded citizens and ensuring public safety.
Today, The City of Calgary Water and Roads crews, with the help of Emergency Services, are assessing and clearing debris from flooded roads, storm drains and catch basins around the city. Where traffic signals have been damaged, Calgary Roads crews are onsite assisting with repairs.
Here’s how you can help with last Saturday’s storm:
If you see a clogged storm water drain or catch basin, and it is safe to clear it, please do.
Call 311 if you see damage to public property or an unsafe situation due to last night’s storm.
While the storm has passed, there are still flooded areas in the city. Please be safe when travelling around Calgary:
Do not attempt to drive through pools of standing water. They may be difficult to gauge how deep they are and could have hidden hazards.
Nose Hill creek is running high due to last night’s storm and parts of the pathway have been reported as flooded- please use caution or find an alternate route.
Please call 311, if you are experiencing water issues in your home, related to last evening’s rainfall.
Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.