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20 compelling images of Calgary during the 2013 flood

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Rising water floods the Bow River in downtown Calgary on June 21, 2013. ADAM KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images). ADAM KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
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Canadian Forces personnel unload sandbags in the southeast community of Inglewood. Global News
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A large tree is uprooted and swept away by the flood waters near downtown Calgary on June 21, 2013. Global News
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Calgarians look out over a flooded Calgary Stampede grounds and Saddledome due to the heavy rains in Calgary, Alta., Friday, June 21, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Emergency responders lead a man stranded by flood waters to safety. June 21, 2013. Global News
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A father is reunited with his child after they became separated. Global News
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Residents of Elbow Park struggle against the rushing flood waters in Calgary June 22, 2013 as they make they way back from seeing their flooded home. (John Lehmann). John Lehmann
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A man talks on the cell phone as he walks through a flooded Chinatown in downtown Calgary as up to 75,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Calgary, on Saturday, June 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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A flooded Calgary Stampede stadium is seen from an aerial view. (The Canadian Press /Jonathan Hayward).
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The inside of the Calgary Saddledome is shown in this photo provided by the NHL's Calgary Flames hockey club. The Calgary Flames said everything below the eighth row in the Saddledome was ruined by flooding. Team president Ken King described it as a total loss - dressing rooms, players' equipment, seats, boards and scoreboard electronics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Flames.
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People gather in the Bowness neighbourhood looking down a water-filled street near the flooded Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada June 22, 2013. Water levels have dropped slightly today. AFP PHOTO/DAVE BUSTON /AFP/Getty Images).
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Flooding in the Roxboro community in Calgary, Alberta on June 21, 2013. Global News/ Tom Reynolds
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A road crew foreman surveys the washed-out lanes of northbound MacLeod Trail in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 24, 2013. Heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations across Southern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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A police car sits stuck in a parking lot of an apartment building after heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in Calgary, Alta., Friday, June 21, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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A house is submerged by flood water at a park near the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada June 22, 2013. DAVE BUSTON/AFP/Getty Images
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Six-and-a-half-year-old hippo Lobi explores the African Savannah building during flooding on Sunday, June 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Calgary Zoo.
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One of the three pedestrian bridges along the Elbow River destroyed by the flood. Dani Lantela/Global News. Dani Lantela/Global News
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Bearspaw Dam opens the gates releasing water into the flooded Bow River, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada June 22, 2013. DAVE BUSTON/AFP/Getty Images).
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Residents near downtown Calgary, Alta. load bins with their mud-soaked belongings on Sunday, June 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.
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A damaged car in a parkade with the song title "Come Hell or High Water", a title adopted by the Calgary Stampede and embraced by Calgarians. Global News

Here’s a look “by the numbers” at the impact of the 2013 flood on Calgary:

26 – The number of communities placed under a mandatory evacuation order.

35,000 – The number of homes under evacuation orders.

75,000 to 100,000 – The estimated number of Calgarians evacuated from their homes.

1,500 – The estimated number of Calgarians who sought refuge in emergency shelters.

11 – The number of bridges shut down.

1,700 – The number of cubic meters per second flowing in the Bow River in Calgary, the city’s highest recorded flow since 1897.

14 – The number of days a state of emergency was in effect in Calgary.

350,000 – The number of people who work downtown who were asked to stay home on June 21.

1 – One Calgarian died in the flood. 83-year-old Lorraine Gerlitz drowned inside her Mission apartment.

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2,200 – The number of Canadian Forces troops deployed in Calgary and southern Alberta.

800 – The number of Calgary firefighters and fire department staff working at the height of the flood.

60 – the number of Edmonton firefighters who arrived in Calgary to help with flood relief efforts.

$500 million – The estimated damage to city-owned properties and infrastructure.

40 – The approximate number of buildings damaged at the Calgary Zoo.

10 – The number of rows in the Saddledome that were submerged by flood waters.

3 – The number of pedestrian suspension bridges along the Elbow River that were destroyed.

8 – The number of months several businesses along 4 Street S.W. were closed as a result of flood damage.

35 – The number of kilometres of city pathways damaged or destroyed by the flood.

$55 million – The estimated damage to city parks, including Prince’s Island and Bowness Park.

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