High River Flood – Hampton Hills, Flooded

(Click image to enlarge photograph) After flood waters left the Hampton Hills community devastated, the Town of High River allowed media along the berm that was created in an attempt to document the extent of the devastation. It’s a sight that I will never forget for as long as I live. Continue reading High River Flood – Hampton Hills, Flooded

High River Flood 2013 – My Basement Suite after the Flood – Disaster

(Click image to enlarge photograph) After two weeks of High River being completely closed, I re-entered town and stepped into my basement suite to survey the damage. It was unlike anything I had ever seen before in my life. Dank, disgusting and overpowering, the clean up was a task that I’ll never wish on my worst enemy. I will never forget June 20, 2013. Continue reading High River Flood 2013 – My Basement Suite after the Flood – Disaster

High River Flood 2013 – Sunshine Meadows – Stark Contrast

(Click image to enlarge photograph) During the early days of the provincial emergency in High River, High River RCMP took members of the media on a tour of the disaster area in an attempt to show the population the extent of the devastation. On one side of the street, the homes were fine, while on the other, houses sat under water. Keep following Traveling with … Continue reading High River Flood 2013 – Sunshine Meadows – Stark Contrast

High River Flood 2013 – Rescue at Last – Wallaceville

(Click image to enlarge photograph) Rescued in a front end loader, we dipped into the Highwood River, the bucket skimming the turbulent river. We passed by a house in Wallaceville that looked like a scene right out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Three hours later, much of High River would be under anywhere from 8 to 15 feet of water. Follow my blog for … Continue reading High River Flood 2013 – Rescue at Last – Wallaceville

High River Flood 2013 – Evacuation of Wallaceville

(Click image to enlarge photograph) A woman in Wallaceville helps her friend carry a small dog through the floodwaters on June 20, 2013. Within twenty minutes, the waters rose high enough to prevent anyone from wading out to safety. Since that day, High River residents learned they were victims of flooding that has been unprecedented in the history of Alberta. Continue reading High River Flood 2013 – Evacuation of Wallaceville