June 22, 2013 9:51 am
Updated: June 22, 2013 12:24 pm

Images from the Alberta Flooding

A helicopter carrying evacuated residents lands on a road in High river, Alta. Heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2013.


The RCMP have confirmed that three people have died as a result of flooding in the High River, Alberta area.

A woman who was last seen being swept away in the Longview area of the Highwood River with her camper has still not been found.

Flood waters in Southern Albert have displaced thousands of people from their homes, prompting Canadian Forces to ready 1,200 troops  to provide humanitarian aid.

“Currently we have 600 soldiers either already in southern Alberta, or on the way to southern Alberta from Edmonton,” said Canadian Forces west spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Wright on Friday morning.

WATCH: Man kayaking down the street in his neighbourhood near Bow River     

Calgary’s mayor Naheed Nenshi says just over two dozen neighbourhoods have been evacuated and most of the estimated 75,000 displaced people are staying with family and friends.

Nenshi said another 1,500 people are in evacuation centres.

Global News has compiled some of the compelling imagery from the Alberta floods.

Gallery: Social media images of Calgary flood

Gallery: Alberta residents evacuate flooded areas

WATCH: Emergency crews work to rescue stranded residents

Gallery: Owner and cat swim to safety during Alberta Flooding

Kevan Yaets and his cat Momo had to swim to safety after his pickup truck was swept away after the Highwood River overflowed its banks in High River, south of Calgary. Check out these dramatic photos captured by Canadian Press photographer Jordan Verlage.

Watch: Bow River evacuations continue

Fri, Jun 21 : Sarah Offin updates the situation at the Bow River where residents continue to be rescued and evacuated. The water is so high that emergency crews can drive boats down the streets.

Twitter reaction to the Alberta flooding

— Laureen Harper (@Laureen_Harper_) June 20, 2013

Residents of #HighRiver evacuated due to #ABflood. Visited 15 yrs ago – gorgeous place. Thoughts to all! #ABstorm @weathernetwork

— Toby White (@tobywhite) June 20, 2013

Watch: A house is carried away by Alberta flood waters

Map of Alberta Flooding

Alberta flooding

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