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Storm Central

 

  FRIDAY MORNING (JULY 25)  -  A WIND WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR THE RED DEER AND EDMONTON REGION WITH GUSTS UP TO 90 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.  THE WEATHER CREATED SOME POWER OUTAGES AROUND 6:45 AM KNOCKING OUT SOME TRAFFIC LIGHTS, CAUTION IS ADVISED AS CREWS WORK TO RESTORE POWER TO THOSE AREAS HIT.

  JUST AFTER 8 AM THE CITY ISSUED A RELEASE SAYING MOST OF THE POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED, ALTHOUGH CREWS CONTINUE TO WORK ON A DOWNED POWER POLE NEAR THE LIONS CAMPGROUND AND POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE OUT IN THAT AREA FOR MOST OF THE DAY.

 

You will find the most recent weather information at Environment Canada's Weather Office.
 

 

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 ALBERTA FLOOD UPDATE (JUNE 20) -   TODAY (FRI) IS THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE FLOOD THAT KILLED FOUR PEOPLE, FORCED A HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, CAUSING ABOUT SIX BILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE.  MANY WILL BE SPENDING THE ANNIVERSARY CLEANING UP THE LATEST DAMAGE FROM THIS YEARS HEAVY RAIN.   ABOUT 500 HOMES HAVE EXPERIENCED FLOODING THIS WEEK OVER A WIDESPREAD AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA BUT COMMUNITIES WEREN;T CAUGHT OFF GUARD LIKE THEY WERE LAST YEAR.   ONE OF THE WORST HIT AREAS IS THE BLOOD RESERVE, WHERE 350 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE HEAVY RAIN HAS ENDED, SO THE CLEAN-UP IS UNDERWAY.
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THURSDAY ALBERTA RAIN (JUNE 19)

 

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SPIRITS ARE LIFTING IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE IMPROVING WEATHER IS EASING FEARS OF FLOODING.  IN CLARESHOLM, AN EVACUATION CENTRE THAT HAD BEEN SET UP HAS BEEN CLOSED. IN LETHBRIDGE, MAYOR CHRIS SPEARMAN SAYS THE RIVER FLOW FORECAST HAS IMPROVED AND THINGS ARE LOOKING BETTER.  MEDICINE HAT HAD PREPARED ITSELF FOR AN EVACUATION OF A LARGE SWATH OF THE CITY, BUT THE FIRE CHIEF IS TELLING PEOPLE TO STAND DOWN. THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO END TODAY (THURS).
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WED AM FLOOD NEWS  (JUNE 18)
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  MORE RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA
AS AREA RESIDENTS WATCH RISING RIVERS. 
  THERE ARE CONCERNS OF FLOODING IN THE CROWSNEST PASS, MEDICINE HAT AND LETHBRIDGE AREAS.
  RESIDENTS IN LETHBRIDGE COUNTY HAVE BEEN PUT ON EVACUATION ALERT ALONG THE RISING OLDMAN RIVER.
  A FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE LITTLE RED DEER RIVER.   WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED FLOOD LEVELS AT THE WESTWARD HO AND RED LODGE PROVINCIAL PARK CAMPGROUNDS.
   THE HEAVY RAIN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IS AFFECTING THE TOWN OF CLARESHOLM. THIS MORNING (JUNE 18) THE ALBERTA EMERGECY ALERT WEBPAGE SAYS THERE IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF WATER TRAVELLING ACROSS LAND IN THE COMMUNITY SOUTH OF CALGARY.  LOCALIZED FLOODING IS REPORTED IN WESTERN PARTS OF CLARESHOLM. PEOPLE IN THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE BEING EVACUATED TO THE FLOOD RECEPTION CENTRE LOCATED AT THE CLARESHOLM ARENA.
 


RED DEER CONSTRUCTION (JUNE 3) - 
 
  WITH CONSTRUCTION CREWS HITTING THE STREETS ACROSS RED DEER, THE CITY IS LOOKING TO EASE YOUR DAILY COMMUTE.  
  
 DRIVERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK OUT A NEW INFORMATION PORTAL, PROVIDING DAILY ROAD UPDATES.
 
  CHECK IT OUT ONLINE AT WWW.REDDEER.CA/CONSTRUCTIONSEASON