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State of Local Emergency declared
June 20, 2013 10:39 AM Categories: Public Safety, Mayor's Office, Emergency Preparedness, Calgary 2013 Flood
Pursuant to Section 21 of the Emergency Management Act (R.S.A. 2000 Ch. D-13) and Section 4 of The City of Calgary Bylaw 25M2002, a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) has been declared in The City of Calgary effective 1016h, June 20, 2013.
The decision was made by Deputy Mayor Richard Pootmans and Ald. John Mar to declare a SOLE based on the potential severity of the incoming high river flows in conjunction with expected heavy rainfall.
The City of Calgary has begun to implement its flood response plans with the deployment of sandbags and temporary dams at key locations to protect property and infrastructure. The City is working to ensure the safety of Calgarians and asks for their patience and cooperation during this time.
Citizens are reminded to:
The City continues to monitor flows and precipitation and will take appropriate action as required. Updates will be provided throughout the day.
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