Calgary hail storm, flash flooding spurs #yycGoodDeed Good Samaritans

WATCH ABOVE: A selection of video footage of the rain and hail storm that hit Calgary on Tuesday night.

CALGARY- As emergency crews worked to rescue many Calgarians from flooded roadways and damaged homes, a hashtag to encourage community spirit was born on Tuesday night.

Starting at around 5:30 p.m., the storm impacted dozens of communities, leaving toonie-sized hail, flooded underpasses and blowing the roof off of a northeast complex. At the height of the storm, 35,000 Enmax customers were without power.

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Roof blown off in Calgary NE
The roof was reportedly blown off a residential building in Calgary’s northeast during a storm on Aug. 4, 2015. Submitted by John Crassoski

#yycGoodDeed was first tweeted out by Calgary police Const. Mark Smith:

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The reaction was swift, with many on social media championing Calgary as a “city of helpers.”

Some helpers were young:

Some deeds took a group effort:

Even a local cab company got in on the action:

Friends and strangers alike benefited from the helping hands: