The Canadian Press

2013-06-25 | Weather Alberta Flooding

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As rain-swollen rivers burst their banks across southern Alberta, more than a dozen towns declared states of emergency. In Calgary, officials started a series of rolling evacuations that resulted in nearly 75-thousand people being forced from their homes. When the waters receded and things slowly returned to normal, Calgary Mayor Naheed (nah-HED') Nenshi urged the public not to forget the compassion that brought residents together. (The Alberta government approved one-billion dollars to kick start the first phase of recovery. It provided pre-loaded debit cards to displaced residents to help with their immediate housing needs and day-to-day purchases.)

Date: 2013-06-25
Placeline: CALGARY, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in the weeks to come many of our neighbors will be in a lot of pain they would have found that their homes were damaged they would have found things that are precious to them are gone maybe those things are gone forever that is a lot of pain and so we need every one of us to make sure that when our neighbors who are family after all are dragged down we are lifting them up >>