The Canadian Press

2010-06-18 | Prairies Rain

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A number of towns from Alberta to Manitoba declared states of emergency on June 18th as torrential rains turned creeks into raging rivers. About 75 homes were evacuated in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan -- while another 20 homes were evacuated in Irvine, Alberta. Boats and helicopters were sent out to rescue stranded residents. Karen Hamerton of the Irvine Fire Department said homeless residents headed to shelters. (A section of the Trans-Canada Highway was closed due to flooding, forcing motorists to take a 200-kilometre detour. The highway did not reopen until June 27th.)

Date: 2010-06-18
Placeline: IRVINE, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << what has been set up at the school at the Irving School and another has been set up over at the urban complex for anyone who needs to go there is a house and then you someplace to go in and wait for a ride through the back roads on the north side of the track >>