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10 memorable images of Bragg Creek in the 2013 flood

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Cst. Ian Gillard directs traffic through a flooded intersection near Bragg Creek, Alta., as heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in southern Alberta, Thursday, June 20, 2013.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh.
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The Elbow River breached its banks towards the south end of Bragg Creek, June 20, and ran down White Avenue into downtown Bragg Creek. Global News
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The flood not only damaged dozens of homes along the Elbow River, but also swamped Bragg Creek's commercial centre. Global News
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Whyte Avenue west of Bragg Creek. Doug Vaessen/Global News.
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The Elbow River had risen 3.5 metres higher than normal operating levels and flow rates were 25 times higher. Global News
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Photojournalist Tom Walker and friend Dr. Wayne Whillier (pictured) await rescue from the top of Walker's car. (Photo courtesy of Tom Walker).
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"The boat was dragged by the current beside the car, and we hopped into the boat and onto the shore." Bragg Creek, June 2013. (Photo courtesy of Tom Walker).
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The two were driven to safety as flood waters raged through Bragg Creek. (Photo courtesy of Tom Walker).
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A screen grab from video of a house being carried downstream and about to shatter against a bridge during the flooding in Bragg Creek, AB. Global News
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The force of the floodwater is strong enough to uproot trees outside the Bragg Creek Trading Post/ June 20,2013. Global News

A year after the 2013 June floods, here’s a look “by the numbers” at the impact on Bragg Creek:

168 – The number of millimetres of rain that fell over three days, causing Bragg Creek and the Elbow River to spill their banks.

1,150 – The number of people evacuated from their homes.

321 – The number of homes and businesses that were damaged.

37 – The number of homeowners offered provincial buyouts.

$13,225,000 – The cost of road and bridge repairs and infrastructure improvements throughout Rocky View County.

20 – The number of communities throughout Rocky View County affected by the floods, including Elbow Valley, Bearspaw, Conrich and Springbank.

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Cst. Ian Gillard directs traffic through a flooded intersection near Bragg Creek, Alta., as heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in southern Alberta, Thursday, June 20, 2013.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh.
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The Elbow River breached its banks towards the south end of Bragg Creek, June 20, and ran down White Avenue into downtown Bragg Creek. Global News
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The flood not only damaged dozens of homes along the Elbow River, but also swamped Bragg Creek's commercial centre. Global News
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Whyte Avenue west of Bragg Creek. Doug Vaessen/Global News.
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The Elbow River had risen 3.5 metres higher than normal operating levels and flow rates were 25 times higher. Global News
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Photojournalist Tom Walker and friend Dr. Wayne Whillier (pictured) await rescue from the top of Walker's car. (Photo courtesy of Tom Walker).
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"The boat was dragged by the current beside the car, and we hopped into the boat and onto the shore." Bragg Creek, June 2013. (Photo courtesy of Tom Walker).
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The two were driven to safety as flood waters raged through Bragg Creek. (Photo courtesy of Tom Walker).
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A screen grab from video of a house being carried downstream and about to shatter against a bridge during the flooding in Bragg Creek, AB. Global News
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The force of the floodwater is strong enough to uproot trees outside the Bragg Creek Trading Post/ June 20,2013. Global News

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