15 compelling images of High River in the 2013 flood
Here’s a look “by the numbers” at the impact of the 2013 flood on High River:
13,000 – The number of people ordered to evacuate. Some decided to remain in their homes.
3 – The number of people who drowned in the Highwood River either in or downstream from the town.
150 – The estimated number of people rescued from flooded homes.
430 – The number of Canadian Forces personnel and RCMP officers deployed in rescue efforts.
400 – The estimated number of pets rescued.
3,328 – The number of homes that suffered flood damage.
558 – The number of homes deemed not fit for habitation.
7 – The number of days the town remained off-limits to residents.
529 – The number of guns seized by RCMP in a door to door search. Most were later returned to their owners.
30 – The number of days a boil water advisory was in effect for the neighbourhoods of Sunrise and The Hamptons.
2,050 – The number of truckloads of debris removed from the town.
107 – The number of homes and businesses in the community of Wallaceville offered buyouts at their 2013 assessed value.
31 – The number of homeowners in Beachwood offered buyouts at their 2013 assessed value.