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