[June 14, 2020] A significant thunderstorm, which brought rain and damaging hail, moved over Calgary, Saturday, June 13. The heavy rainfall resulted in major flooding on some roads and underpasses. Calgary’s northeast was the most heavily impacted by this substantial weather event.
Emergency crews responded immediately. They attended a number of sites across the city throughout the night, rescuing stranded citizens and ensuring public safety.
The City of Calgary Water and Roads crews, with the help of Emergency Services, are assessing and clearing debris from flooded roads, storm drains and catch basins around the city. Where traffic signals have been damaged, Calgary Roads crews are onsite assisting with repairs.
The weather forecast for the remainder of the day calls for a mix of sun and cloud, with a low chance of showers. It is expected that drier and sunnier conditions to help with clean-up efforts.
Calgary City is advising residents to not attempt to drive through pools of standing water. It may be difficult to gauge how deep they are and could have hidden hazards and advising to call 311 if residents are experiencing water issues in their homes.