June 16, 2014 5:04 pm
Updated: June 16, 2014 5:09 pm

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.

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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.

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