June 21, 2013. Calgary, Canada's third-largest city, has begun evacuating 75,000 to 100,000 residents from two dozen downtown neighborhoods as water levels in the Bow River continue to rise. Rivers in southern Alberta have been flooding all week, and schools in Calgary, population 1.1 million, were closed on Friday as a precaution. As water crept into the central business district this morning, many buildings were put under mandatory evacuation order.
The flooding has hit Calgary and small-town Alberta hard, filling streets and fields, flooding basements, underpasses and parkades and leaving hundreds of thousands of people evacuated and wondering w.