Sunday, June 23, 2013
So things are a bit crazy with the flooding happening. We weren't evacuated, so we are not impacted the way the people in those communities were. We are basically just staying home and laying low; listening to the news. The emergency centre and emergency workers are doing an incredible job providing for the evacuees in the evacuation centres, and I have been very impressed with how quickly they are getting the safety inspections done to allow people back into their homes in areas where the water has receded. Also it is pretty amazing that there is still no boil water advisory - the water treatment plant has been able to handle the strain so far.
I think the most challenging part will be the rebuilding that will be taking place once the water has receded, particularly with infrastructure. But people have really banded together to do whatever they can to help, so if that continues that will be a big plus during the rebuilding.
It will be very interesting to see how things go with The Stampede. So far everyone on the News has been saying that it will still happen this year... Is two weeks enough time to completely repair the grounds? We'll see I guess!
Here is a link to an article about the flooding with some interesting pictures: www.cbc.ca/news/interact