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Saturday, June 22, 2013

We are fine.
Worried about family and friends, but so far all are ok, despite damage to homes and property.

We have been so fortunate as to never have had anything like this happen before.
For those who don't know we have had devastating floods in and around our area.

My MIL has been trapped in her home on the wrong side of the bridge since Thursday. She is ok, the flood waters have reached her door, but so far not inside her home.

I will include a video and pictures of what has been happening.

Again, we are fine.
Thanks so much for your love and support. Please continue the prayers for those hit hard.


Downtown Calgary
Bragg Creek start of flood before bridge was closed

Elbow Falls

Bragg Creek Trading Post

Calgary Stampede Grounds

Canmore Alberta (cougar creek)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_NONNIE02 7/13/2013 4:17PM

    Hey girl! First of all, I am horrified by these pictures. I have been off the radar for a good 3 months. I hope you and your family are ok!!!!!

Wanted to let you know I'm back on Spark. Taking it slow.

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RAZRBKMOM 7/1/2013 3:47PM

    Oh WOW!! Praying for everyones continued safety.

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GOCYCLE 6/28/2013 6:32PM

    You are all lucky to have survived it. Sad about your MIL hope she was not alone through the ordeal. When the water gets to your door....well it is pretty scary. Hope you guys are up and running pronto emoticon

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JERUSHA4247 6/28/2013 2:02PM

    oh my gosh! those pictures are scary! My daughter spent time in Calgary last summer, and came back with amazing photos. I hadn't realized this had happened; so glad you're okay, and your mother-in-law too! We've had recent flooding downstairs, just with a series of really bad storms, and even today were working on the damage, including black mold. Dehumidifiers help afterwards... Flooding is truly dangerous, and such a mess later...thoughts and prayers are with you!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/27/2013 11:06PM


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PURESTILLWATER 6/27/2013 11:04PM


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    Hey, girl, I spotted the blog after SPmailing you. I'm glad you're in good shape and hope you've been able to get to your mother-in-law by now. The pictures are horrifying, as floods of this magnitude always are. It's even worse that flood damage takes a long time to recover from in all ways -- everyday life, emotionally, economically and all the rest. It must be a good thing that the school year had just ended (I hope).

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CHANGINGSAM 6/24/2013 10:38AM

    I heard about it on the news this morning. Thinkin' and prayin' for you, your family, and those communities!

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SLIMLILA 6/24/2013 9:58AM

    Have been watching the news and thinking about you. Thank goodness you are ok. Pretty scarey... I've watched some more videos and wondered what the people were even doing there in such dangerous situations.... emoticon

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CASE4GRACE 6/23/2013 5:16PM

    That flooding looks completely devastating! How awful. Glad you are safe. My prayers go out to you, your family, and your friends.

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KTOWNGIRL02 6/23/2013 11:35AM

    This is so unbelievable! Glad you are safe. My heart, prayers are with you, your family and your whole community! Love ya Angela and I love the last photograph. Stay Strong!

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-LINDA_S 6/23/2013 9:52AM

    So glad you and yours are OK, Angela! We are lucky that the worst we've had right here lately were some downed trees, although nearby areas were harder hit.

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KLMEIRING 6/23/2013 4:20AM

    Wow! These pictures really do say a thousand words! Glad to hear that you are getting through this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and for you and all of the people affected in your community.

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    How awful! Glad everyone is okay! Sending prayers your way!

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SCOTTYDOG76 6/23/2013 1:01AM

    What a horrible experience to go through. I'm happy that you say you are fine, and what if the water gets higher? Is it possible to rescue your MIL?

Your photo's were fantastic and really let us see just how bad the flood is.

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LYNMEINDERS 6/23/2013 12:59AM

    OMGosh....prayers coming your way

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JOANOFSPARK 6/23/2013 12:03AM

    sending thoughts and prayers your way.......I cannot imagine just how bad it is though the pictures are horrific.... emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 6/22/2013 11:52PM

    Oh Angela, that is just terrible. I'm so glad you're safe though. Hugs and prayers. Stay safe.

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BOVEY63 6/22/2013 11:15PM

    How awful. An area 75 miles from me was hit hard like that June 22, 2012. The recovery is still going on but they have come a very long way. Prayers that it is the same for all affected in your area.

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LAURELSPARK 6/22/2013 10:49PM

    Glad to hear that you're okay. Your pics are pretty scary.

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HDHAWK 6/22/2013 10:07PM

    Stay safe! My in-laws went through the same thing in 08.

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BEFIT016 6/22/2013 9:04PM

    Oh my goodness! I had no idea! I'll keep you all in my thoughts & prayers!

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TEXASFILLY 6/22/2013 8:13PM

    emoticon Praying that Father keeps you & yours in His care during this frightening event. *hugs* BB~

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RASPBERRY56 6/22/2013 7:58PM

    From someone having dealt with Sandy, those pictures are horrifying to see! Will keep you and everyone there in my best thoughts!

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LIVINGFREE19 6/22/2013 5:26PM

    Stay safe, my friend!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/22/2013 4:42PM

    That is really so sad. I will pray for your MIL. Please stay safe.

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L*I*T*A* 6/22/2013 4:33PM soo terrible....
amazing what nature can do......
praying the waters will recceed soon and lives are not lost.....
blesssings and hugs.....lita

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 6/22/2013 4:21PM

    So glad you are okay. Praying the flooding stops soon. emoticon

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PCOH051610 6/22/2013 3:41PM

    Oh, my goodness! CBC was saying earlier today that unless you see this in person you can't appreciate how severe this flooding is. Your video gave me the chills! Stay safe!

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RABBITART 6/22/2013 3:33PM

    I am glad to hear you are safe. I live outside of Calgary on the eastside our family is fine and but some of our friends have lost business and some have been evacuated and are not sure about the state of their homes yet. I am so worried for them. The devastation is just unbelievable.

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DELLMEL 6/22/2013 3:14PM

  Sending up prayers for all of you. Glad to hear you ok. Keep us inform with what's going on. Good luck. May God keep his shield of Armor around you all.

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CYND59 6/22/2013 3:13PM

    Wow, that is scary. We have never flooded but I have been through a few hurricanes. They are scary also!

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TRYINGHARD54 6/22/2013 2:52PM

    wow! im glad your ok.

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