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Flood threat rising in Alberta


Water levels rising in southern Alberta
Water levels rising in southern Alberta

Staff writers

June 27, 2012 — Heavy rain has lead to an increase in water levels in southern Alberta and officials say flooding is possible in the coming days.

Residents in low-lying areas have been told to prepare for potential flooding as water levels continue to rise.

Flood watches have been issued for a pair of rivers south of Calgary. Officials say with more rain in the forecast, flooding could occur along the Highwood and Sheep Rivers.

The City of Calgary said people who live close to rivers should watch for possible basement flooding over the next couple of days.

The use of sandbags are being recommended and residents are encouraged to take all of the necessary precautions to prevent significant damage.

The town of High River has activated its emergency operations centre incase the situation worsens over the coming days.

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