THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Alberta Flooding


This is a tragic weekend in our closest city. It has affected many people including my son, who was evacuated from his home.  My friends and I drove to see the damage downstream which hadn't yet peaked.  The river was a violent, raging mess with many roads and bridges closed.  Unfortunately, I only had my phone camera with me,which died.   I am blogging from my iPhone as our Internet has been affected, so I apologize in advance as I am new to "computerless" blogging   The few pictures I was able to take, were of an area where hubby and I kayak.   

The river is much wider here than usual.   In fact I would say about three times what it normally is.

This is a road

This is a roadway too



Even the snakes were looking for higher ground. I saw four snakes within a few seconds. 

My heart goes out to the people who have lost family members.
 So tragic. 💔




9 comments:

  1. Karen -
    It just reminds me that we are not in control.
    God is.
    Count our days. Make our days count.
    (and remember Family, Coffee, and Doing will help get you through!)
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  2. it is so scary to see the footage on the news. i can only imagine how helpless everyone is feeling. i hope everyone is staying safe and that the rain will subside soon so the waters can retreat. xo

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  3. Oh my! I am sorry too! Such a mess! I hope you all get a break from the rain and flooding!

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  4. I have been watching it on the news here, I'm so sorry just dreadful xo just terrible

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  5. Oh Karen, I'm so sorry! I hope the rains stops, it's all so terrible!

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  6. That's crazy! We had a bad storm yesterday that knocked our power out. Blogging from the library is no fun! Hope every stays safe in your area!

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  7. How awful! Visiting from the blog hop, I hope things look up for you all soon!
    xo- Kaara

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  8. This is something that they don't tend to cover in the U.S. news. We're too busy covering the scandals and trials of our country. I do hope and dpray things improve. I am visiting and will be following you from the Aloha Hop. Check out my blog if you like:
    http://mydevotionalthoughts.net

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  9. Tragedy strikes in such opposing ways. Flooding and tragic loss of life and property for your neighbors. Wildfires and tragic loss of life and property for our neighbors. Keeping all in my prayers.

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Cheers to great words!