Floods Kill Two, Force 75,000 from Calgary Homes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

UPDATE: 4:45pm

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Police say two bodies have been recovered from floodwaters that have devastated much of southern Alberta.

Authorities say two men had been seen floating lifeless in the Highwood River near High River on Thursday.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also say a woman who was reported missing after she was swept with her camper into the Highwood River in the Longview area has not been found.

In their efforts to determine if any other people are missing due to the flooding, the RCMP is asking residents who were forced to leave the High River area to register at evacuation shelter.

The Town of High River remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The western Canadian city of Calgary says it has ordered the evacuation of the entire downtown area.

About 230,000 people work downtown on a typical Friday.

However, officials say very few people need to be moved out, since not many showed up for work Friday.

Twenty-five neighborhoods in the city, with an estimated population of 75,000, have already been evacuated due to rising floodwaters.

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