Calgary Flood Aftermath Photos #yycflood #CalgaryFlood (Part 2 Photos)

Topics: Culture, Events By: Gregg Jaden
Shot of Elbow park bridge to Roxboro - the river levels are at a maximum still.

A few blocks from our Calgary office, the Roxboro Community was hit hard and most of it completely submersed by the raging waters of the Calgary Flood. It’s an eerie feeling walking through the debris in the Calgary community of Roxboro which borders along the Elbow River where restoration crews will be working through the night to pump water from flooded houses and businesses. The authorities, fire department and cleanup crews are doing an absolutely amazing job. Calgarians showed their city spirit offering help to those affected. This will definitely take weeks to months to restore some of the damages as local businesses try to pump out the water from inside their establishments. I too was evacuated and our Calgary Broadwave office flooded. Thankfully, we can still operate as we have a US location but other local businesses aren’t as fortunate as they are forced to close due to the cleanup which will last for weeks to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with individuals, families, and businesses displaced by this disaster just as they are with the victims of such terrible tragedy. We’re praying for a speedy recovery as humanly possible.

These Roxboro residence photos will give you a feeling of being there first hand. It is a horrible and sad time and we continue to pray for everyone in Calgary who was affected by this devastating flood.

Some of the local establishments were kind enough to let me in to get up close and personal with the aftermath of this terrible event. I was able to take some photos below of the Calgary, Alberta Canada flood after the water has receded to give readers an idea of the devastation. Take a look at how huge this disaster was. It’s touching a lot people and businesses. #yyc #yycflood #Calgaryflood #CalgaryFloodPhotos

Rail destroyed from crashing debris in the Elbow River flood - downtown Calgary

Rail destroyed from crashing debris in the Elbow River flood – downtown Calgary

Collected debris on the side of Elbow Drive and 4th Street SW Calgary Flood

Collected debris on the side of Elbow Drive and 4th Street SW Calgary Flood

Debris filled stairwell leading down to a park along the Elbow River - Calgary Flood Aftermath

Debris filled stairwell leading down to a park under water along the Elbow River – Calgary Flood Aftermath

As clean up crews work overtime this shot shows Elbow Drive Calgary Flood Debris collected

As clean up crews work overtime small portion of debris collected – Elbow Drive Calgary Flood Debris collected

Debris filled yard of a local resident of Roxboro - Calgary Flood Aftermath

Debris filled yard of a local resident of Roxboro – Calgary Flood Aftermath

Clean up crews draining water from a local resident of Roxboro along the river - Calgary Flood

Clean up crews draining water from a local resident of Roxboro along the river – Calgary Flood

Another Roxboro Resident completely flooded - Calgary Flood

Another Roxboro Resident completely flooded – Calgary Flood

First glimpse of a car that had been under water for days - Calgary Flood

First glimpse of a car that had been under water for days – Calgary Flood

Flooded Car full of mud and personal items - Calgary Flood Aftermath

Flooded Car is ruined. All that remains is mud and some personal items – Calgary Flood Aftermath

Local Roxboro resident assessing flood damage to her home - Calgary Flood

Local Roxboro resident assessing flood damage  – Downtown Calgary Flood

 

Local Roxboro Resident house nearly destroyed - Downtown Calgary Flood

Local Roxboro Resident house destroyed – Downtown Calgary Flood

Flooded resident Roxboro Calgary Flood Aftermath

Flooded resident Roxboro Calgary Flood Aftermath 

Debris filled Elbow River - Downtown Calgary Flood

Debris filled Elbow River – Downtown Calgary Flood

Pile of debris along the river bank - Elbow Drive - Calgary flood

Massive pile of debris along the river bank as Police guide local residents – Elbow Drive – Calgary flood

Staircase to Elbow Park submersed and filled with debris - Calgary Flood

Staircase to Elbow Park submersed and filled with debris – Calgary Flood

More debris from raging waters - Calgary Flood - Downtown Mission 4th street Elbow Drive

More debris from raging waters – Calgary Flood – Downtown Mission 4th street Elbow Drive

Bridge nearly destroyed - Sandy Beach - Calgary Flood

Bridge nearly destroyed – Sandy Beach – Calgary Flood

Local 4th Street Resident drying out damaged items - Calgary downtown Flood

Local 4th Street Resident drying out damaged items – Calgary downtown Flood

 

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