June 19, 2014 3:04 pm

15 compelling images of Canmore in the 2013 flood


ABOVE: 15 compelling images of Canmore in the 2013 floods.

A year after the devastating floods in southern Alberta, here’s a “by the numbers” look at the impact on Canmore:

1,200 – The number of people evacuated.

44 – The number of homes damaged or destroyed along Cougar Creek.

$6 million – Estimated damage to homes along Cougar Creek.

$8 million – Estimated damage to homes along Stone Creek.

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30 –  The number of businesses damaged.

$4 million –  Estimated impact on businesses.

272 – The number of claims filed under the Disaster Recovery Program.

7 – The number of days the Trans-Canada Highway was shut down.

14  – The number of days a boil water advisory was in effect.

5,000 – The number of calls to Canmore Emergency Operations Centre.

$16 million – Initial damage estimate to town infrastructure.

$30 million – Estimated total damage to the town.


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