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High River Rain Possibility Has People Taking Flood Precautions

09/05/2013 05:38 EDT | Updated 11/05/2013 05:12 EST
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Glenmore Dam is overwhelmed by flood waters and has reached levels never before seen during the flood of June 2013. The Elbow River below the Glenmore Dam runs normally at 45 cubic meters per second, during the flood it ran at 544 cubic meters per second. The Elbow River eventually drains into the Bow River, but not before passing through central Calgary where the river devasted and flooded many communities along the river including the Calgary Stampede Grounds. Calgary, Alberta
HIGH RIVER, Alta. - The potential for heavy rainfall in the High River area over the next several days has the community taking precautions against floods.

The town was devastated by severe flooding 10 weeks ago and many people still have not been able to return to their homes.

Environment Canada says it's possible the area south of Calgary could get up to 50 millimetres of rain beginning Friday.

The town of High River is to receive regular updates from river forecasters.

Debris removal from underneath two bridges in the town has begun to increase the capacity of the Highwood River that runs through the community.

Residents are also being encouraged to have 72-hour preparedness kits ready just in case.

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