06/18/2014 01:03 EDT | Updated 06/18/2014 01:59 EDT

Alberta Flooding 2014 In Photos


People across southern Alberta are bracing for the worst as flood waters continue to rise.

States of emergency have been declared in several towns, including Lethbridge Country, Medicine Hat, Claresholm, Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Blood Reserve, Coaldale and Willow Creek.

Evacuations have begun in Claresholm, and officials say many homes are under water.

Residents and reporters have been tweeting photos to help give some sense of how quickly the water levels are rising across the province.

Check out more photos from last year's floods that ravaged Alberta:

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