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Calgary Flooding Forces 75,000 from Homes

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Canada Alberta Flooding

<p>The Bow River overflows in Calgary, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. Heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in Calgary.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh</em></p> The Bow River overflows in Calgary, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. Heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in Calgary. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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Canada Alberta Flooding

<p>A search and rescue boat carries rescued passengers from a flooded industrial site north of High River, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. The rescued passengers spent the night moored on a structure they built in the water.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> A search and rescue boat carries rescued passengers from a flooded industrial site near highway 543 north of High River, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. The rescued passengers spent the night moored on a structure they built in the water. Calgary's mayor said Friday the flooding situation in his city is as under control as it can be, for now. Officials estimated 75,000 people have been displaced in the western Canadian city. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the Elbow River, one of two rivers that flow through the southern Alberta city, has peaked. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

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Canada Alberta Flooding

<p>Firefighter Cole Crawford peers through binoculars at flood waters that spilled over a highway north of High River, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. TCalgary's mayor said Friday the flooding situation in his city is as under control as it can be, for now. Officials estimated 75,000 people have been displaced in the western Canadian city. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the Elbow River, one of two rivers that flow through the southern Alberta city, has peaked.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> Firefighter Cole Crawford peers through binoculars at flood waters that spilled over a highway 543 north of High River, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. The rescued passengers spent the night moored on a structure they built in the water. Calgary's mayor said Friday the flooding situation in his city is as under control as it can be, for now. Officials estimated 75,000 people have been displaced in the western Canadian city. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the Elbow River, one of two rivers that flow through the southern Alberta city, has peaked. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>Cars are submerged by the flood waters in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> Cars are submerged by the flood waters in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>A helicopter carrying evacuated residents lands on a road in High River, Alberta, Thursday, June 20, 2013.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh</em></p> A helicopter carrying evacuated residents lands on a road in High River, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2013. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh )

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>Cars and homes are submerged in flood waters in High River, Alberta, Thursday, June 20, 2013.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh</em></p> Cars and homes are submerged in flood waters in High River, Alberta, Thursday, June 20, 2013. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>A lone truck sits submerged in the flood waters near downtown High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> A lone truck sits submerged in the flood waters near downtown High River, Alta. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>Kevan Yeats swims after his cat Momo to safety as the flood waters sweep him downstream after submerging his truck in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Hundreds of people have been evacuated with volunteers and emergency crews helping to aid stranded residents.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> Kevan Yaets swims after his cat Momo to safety as the flood waters sweep him downstream after submerging his truck in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Hundreds of people have been evacuated with volunteers and emergency crews helping to aid stranded residents. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

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Canada Alberta Flooding

<p>Firefighters monitor flood waters that spilled over a highway north of High River, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> Firefighters monitor flood waters that spilled over a highway 543 north of High River, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. The rescued passengers spent the night moored on a structure they built in the water. Calgary's mayor said Friday the flooding situation in his city is as under control as it can be, for now. Officials estimated 75,000 people have been displaced in the western Canadian city. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the Elbow River, one of two rivers that flow through the southern Alberta city, has peaked. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

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All Ashore

<p>A search and rescue boat carries rescued passengers from a flooded industrial site near High River, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013. The rescued passengers spent the night moored on a structure they built in the water.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p>

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Canada Alberta Flooding

<p>A police car sits stuck in a parking lot of an apartment building after heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Friday, June 21, 2013.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh</em></p> A police car sits stuck in a parking lot of an apartment building after heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Friday, June 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>Two men use a fishing boat to rescue residents from a neighborhood after heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2013.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh</em></p> Two men use a fishing boat to rescue residents from a neighborhood after heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2013. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh )

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>A woman is rescued from the flood waters in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> A woman is rescued from the flood waters in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>Homes along Cougar Creek in Canmore, Alberta barely hang on as the town struggles to deal with flooding Thursday June 20, 2013. Mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Craig Douce</em></p> Homes along Cougar Creek in Canmore, Alberta barely hang on as the town struggles to deal with flooding Thursday June 20, 2013. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Craig Douce)

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Canada-Alberta Flooding

<p>A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.</p> <p><em>AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage</em></p> A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)