Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail. The damage is in the millions and rising
A significant thunderstorm, which brought rain and damaging hail, moved over Calgary, over the weekend. The heavy rainfall resulted in major flooding to some roads and underpasses. Calgary’s northeast was the most heavily impacted by this substantial weather event.
Emergency crews responded immediately. They attended a number of sites across the city throughout the night, rescuing stranded citizens and ensuring public safety.
The City’s Water and Roads crews, with the help of Emergency Services, are assessing and clearing debris from flooded roads, storm drains and catch basins around the city. Where traffic signals have been damaged, Calgary Roads crews are onsite assisting with repairs.
While the storm has passed, there are still flooded areas in the city. Residents are asked to be safe when travelling around Calgary. Do not attempt to drive through pools of standing water. They may be difficult to gauge how deep they are and could have hidden hazards.