Alberta Premier Alison Redford vows to help flood victims

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Alison Redford has promised that the province will help flood victims put their lives back together.

Redford says the government will provide financial aid to communities that need to rebuild.

She says she has spoken to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has also promised disaster relief.

Redford is urging people to heed evacuation orders, so authorities can do their jobs.

“There are first responders who are asking communities to take steps to evacuate where possible and necessary, and … when that is asked … people really must leave, although it’s a very difficult thing to do,” she said at a news briefing in Calgary on Friday morning.

She called the flooding that has hit most of southern Alberta an “absolutely tragic situation” and admitted to personal concern for her constituency of Calgary Elbow, which lies along one of the rivers raging through the city.

Redford was in the area Thursday night.

“I took a look at property and community down there, and I’ve got to tell you: standing on a bridge, in the dark, when the power is out, listening to the roar of the river is terrifying.”

The premier warns that communities downstream of Calgary have not yet felt the full force of the floodwaters.




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Alberta Premier Alison Redford vows to help flood victims

  1. Good news

  2. 1200 troops. I trust we won’t hear anything about Mel Lastman again.

    • You ignorant bitch.

      If clues were shoes you’d be barefoot.

      • It’s sunspots Billy Bob…..must be, right?

        • Your level of ignorance is unparalleled.

          Sunspot activity is low you moron.

          The storm originated in the Gulf of Alaska, air heavily laden with moisture, it dumped upwards of 180 millimeters in a very short time.

          These storms usually dump their load of rain on the north and central coasts of BC. This occurrence is a once in a hundred year storm.

          As for Glo-Bull Warming, it is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in human history.

          Mel Lastman………loud mouth loser, just like you.

          • AHAHAHAHAHAH you’re the denier Billy Bob, not me.

            Alaska is having 100F weather btw.

            Enjoy your ‘fraud’

          • Sure Emily, in your alternate universe maybe, you are one ignorant POS;

            ASAK48 PAFC 220002
            RWRAK
            Weather Roundup for Alaska
            National Weather Service, Anchorage AK
            1600 PM AKDT Fri Jun 21 2013
            Wind
            ID City Weather Temp Rh Wind Press Chill Vis

            N.SLOPE/NORTHWEST
            PAKP Anaktuvuk Cloudy 64 52 NE8 29.80 64 10
            PABR Barrow PartlyCldy 43 76 W11 29.85 37 10
            PABA Barter Island Not Available
            PASC Deadhorse PartlyCldy 65 56 N10 29.85 65 10
            PAGM Gambell Cloudy 43 87 SE26 29.67 33 9
            PAVL Kivalina Not Available
            PAOT Kotzebue MostlyCldy 59 81 W3 29.82 60 9
            PAOM Nome PartlyCldy 56 62 SE8 29.83 54 10
            PAQT Nuiqsut Clear 66 50 N11 29.87 66 10
            PAPO Point Hope Clear 48 76 N7 29.86 45 10
            PPIZ Point Lay MostlyCldy 49 86 N11 29.88 44 10
            PADG Red Dog Mine Not Available
            PASA Savoonga Cloudy 45 81 S24G36 29.72 36 10
            PASK Selawik Cloudy 63 59 NW9 29.82 62 10
            PASH Shishmaref PartlyCldy 45 87 NE10 29.85 40 10
            PATC Tin City Not Available
            PAUN Unalakleet MostlyCldy 66 37 S13 29.81 65 10
            PAWI Wainwright Clear 46 73 W9 29.85 41 10
            PAGL Golovin Clear 59 77 S8 29.84 58 10
            PAKK Koyuk Cloudy 57 72 SE3 29.82 57 10
            PAIW Wales MostlyCldy 55 66 S21 29.83 50 10
            PATE Teller Not Available
            PAIK Kiana Not Available
            PAFM Ambler Cloudy 57 88 W8 29.82 55 10
            PABL Buckland Cloudy 70 38 N8 29.82 71 10
            PADE Deering Not Available
            PFNO Noorvik Not Available
            PAWN Noatak Not Available
            PAGH Shungnak Cloudy 62 78 MM6 29.83 62 10
            PAMK St Michael Rain 55 80 W10 29.84 52 10
            PAWM White Mountain Clear 64 52 S10 29.82 63 9

            INTERIOR
            PARC Arctic Village Not Available
            PABT Bettles MostlyCldy 73 38 SW14G23 29.76 74 10
            PATW Cantwell Not Available
            PABI Delta Junction MostlyCldy 65 63 MM6 29.93 66 10
            PAIN Denali Park No Report MM 100 MMMM MM MM MM
            PAEG Eagle Cloudy 61 87 SE3 29.83 62 10
            PAEI Eielson AFB MostlyClear 62 84 SE5 29.89 62 10
            PFYU Fort Yukon MostlyCldy 75 50 S3 29.75 78 10
            PAFA Fairbanks Rain 62 80 N8 29.86 61 10
            PAFB Ft. Wainwright Showers 63 77 NE7 29.87 63 7
            PAGA Galena Clear 66 54 W10 29.87 66 10
            PAHV Healy Not Available
            PAHL Huslia PartlyCldy 70 46 SW14G17 29.82 70 10
            PAKV Kaltag Not Available
            PAMH Lake Minchumina Cloudy 66 40 Calm 29.86 66 10
            PAML Manley Not Available
            PAMC McGrath MostlyCldy 59 51 SW8G16 29.95 58 10
            PABN Nabesna Not Available
            PANN Nenana PartlyCldy 68 59 E7 29.84 69 10
            PAOR Northway PartlyCldy 75 28 W10G18 29.87 77 10
            PADT Slana Not Available
            PATA Tanana Cloudy 71 51 Calm 29.82 71 10
            PARY Ruby Clear 68 47 MM3 29.86 70 9

            WESTERN/ALEUTIANS
            PANI Aniak PartlyCldy 57 51 S11G20 29.89 54 10
            PANV Anvik MostlyCldy 63 39 S16G21 29.85 61 10
            PABE Bethel Cloudy 58 55 S10 29.84 56 10
            PACZ Cape Romanzof Rain Showers 49 90 S17G24 29.74 43 10
            PACD Cold Bay Rain 49 83 SE40G51 29.54 39 5
            PADL Dillingham Cloudy 54 76 E14G21 29.93 50 20
            PADU Dutch Harbor MostlyCldy 51 77 SE29G40 29.23 44 10
            PAHP Hooper Bay Cloudy 50 87 SE22G32 29.75 43 9
            PAIL Iliamna MostlyCldy 53 77 E20G29 30.03 48 10
            PAKN King Salmon Cloudy 56 60 S24G31 29.93 51 10
            PAMY Mekoryuk Cloudy 52 71 SE26G38 29.70 45 10
            PASM Saint Marys Cloudy 55 58 S13G17 29.86 52 10
            PASN Saint Paul Rain/Fog 42 96 E28G37 29.23 32 11/4
            PASD Sand Point Cloudy 48 87 SE14G22 29.82 42 9
            PASL Sleetmute Cloudy 55 54 S6 30.00 54 10
            PATG Togiak Not Available
            PAEM Emmonak Not Available
            PARS Russian Mission Rain 58 64 SE8 29.86 56 10
            PADM Marshall Cloudy 57 57 SW8 29.88 55 10
            PAMO Mountain Villag Cloudy 55 66 S17 29.84 51 10
            PACM Scammon Bay Rain 51 86 S14G26 29.80 46 10
            PAHC Holy Cross Rain 60 50 S8G17 29.87 59 10

            SOUTHCENTRAL
            PANC Anchorage Not Available
            PABV Birchwood Cloudy 55 67 W7 30.11 53 10
            PAED Elmendorf AFB Cloudy 55 62 NW9 30.10 52 10
            PAGK Glennallen MostlyCldy 71 25 S17G23 29.93 71 10
            PAHO Homer Cloudy 56 55 SE6 30.11 55 10
            PAEN Kenai Cloudy 52 63 NW9 30.11 49 10
            PADQ Kodiak MostlyCldy 56 60 S17G24 30.07 52 8
            PALH Lake Hood Cloudy 56 62 MM6 30.11 55 10
            PAMR Merrill Field Cloudy 57 59 W9 30.10 55 10
            PAMD Middleton Isl. Cloudy 52 76 W8 30.17 49 10
            PASO Seldovia Rain/Fog 51 86 S6 30.11 49 6
            PAWD Seward Cloudy 56 66 S11G20 30.14 53 10
            PASX Soldotna Cloudy 55 58 NW7 30.08 53 10
            PATK Talkeetna Clear 61 55 S10 30.06 60 10
            PAWS Wasilla Cloudy 57 58 W8 30.08 55 10
            PAWR Whittier PartlyCldy 59 62 E8 30.10 58 10
            PAVD Valdez PartlyCldy 61 68 W13 30.11 59 10

            SOUTHEAST
            PACV Cordova Cloudy 55 77 Calm 30.14 55 10
            PAJN Juneau MostlyCldy 74 50 W10 29.99 76 10
            PAKT Ketchikan Fog 55 100 SE10 30.11 52 4
            PAMM Metlakatla Cloudy 54 94 S8 30.13 52 10
            PAPG Petersburg Cloudy 63 82 Calm 30.03 63 10
            KSEA Seattle MostlyCldy 68 45 W6 30.16 69 10
            PASI Sitka Clear 66 73 SW7 30.03 66 10
            PAGY Skagway Clear 68 59 SW20 29.95 67 10
            PAYA Yakutat Clear 61 70 NW8 30.08

          • So, June 17th was very warm from Alaska, down through BC to WA and OR.

            That is one day with a high pressure ridge that didn’t last, hardly a heat wave.

            !d!ot

          • Breaks records hon like the Alberta flood.

            Now ….finish your drink and go to bed

          • bob, she is a civil servant, so she has time on her hands to say stupid things, nothing else to do!

          • Of course, the more name-calling and swearing, the more truth, right?

  3. Harper promises to help with more climate change. Hasn’t the PMs ignorance when it comes to climate change caused enough devastation?

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