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Floods hit Canada and France
Torrential rains cause chaos on both sides of the Atlantic.
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2013 13:12
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Cougar Creek running through Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Flooding forced the western Canadian city of Calgary to order the evacuation of the entire down-town area on Friday.


TODD KOROL/REUTERS
Vehicles surrounded by flood-waters are seen in the neighbourhood of Sunnyside in Calgary, Alberta  The heaviest floods in decades shut down the Canadian oil capital.


TODD KOROL/REUTERS
Sunnyside residents survey the flooding on Memorial Drive from the rising waters of Bow River in Calgary. Heavy rain closed roads and brought down bridges elsewhere in the province of Alberta.


ANDY CLARK/REUTERS
Around 1,300 troops were deployed to help with rescues and the mandatory evacuations that forced 100,000 people from their homes in Calgary and thousands more in the small towns surrounding the city.


TODD KOROL/REUTERS
A city police car is partially submerged in flood-waters from the Bow River in Calgary.


Jonathan Hayward/AP
Boat or bike? Not exactly cycling weather. The rain has eased but the flooding will remain for many days since the mighty Bow river is yet to reach its peak.


STRINGER/CANADA/REUTERS
A man long-boards through a flooded downtown street. There were no reports of deaths or injuries, even as people retreated rapidly from flooded areas by road, boat or helicopter.


LAURENT DARD/AFP/Getty Images
Flooded houses in the Vallee des Gaves near Tarbes one day after unseasonal storms caused havoc across huge swaths of the country.


LAURENT DARD/AFP/Getty Images
Villelongue by the flooded Lanne river. Dozens of roads and bridges have been destroyed and washed away


PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images
The Gave de Pau river flooded the southwestern French town of Pierrefitte-Nestalas.


PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images
Floods between Saint-Beat and Bagneres de Luchon near Lourdes, southwestern France. Over 200 people were evacuated from their homes.


PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images
Wreckage lines the streats of Saint-Beat, four days after the village was submerged by flash floods. The flash floods in southwestern France claimed two elderly victims.


PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images
A mud-covered street in Fos. The inundated grotto at Lourdes remained closed after the town was hit by severe flooding.


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The mud covered streets of Saint-Beat after the village was submerged by flash floods.



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Cougar Creek running through Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Flooding forced the western Canadian city of Calgary to order the evacuation of the entire down-town area on Friday.;*;Vehicles surrounded by flood-waters are seen in the neighbourhood of Sunnyside in Calgary, Alberta  The heaviest floods in decades shut down the Canadian oil capital.;*;Sunnyside residents survey the flooding on Memorial Drive from the rising waters of Bow River in Calgary. Heavy rain closed roads and brought down bridges elsewhere in the province of Alberta.;*;Around 1,300 troops were deployed to help with rescues and the mandatory evacuations that forced 100,000 people from their homes in Calgary and thousands more in the small towns surrounding the city.;*;A city police car is partially submerged in flood-waters from the Bow River in Calgary.;*;Boat or bike? Not exactly cycling weather. The rain has eased but the flooding will remain for many days since the mighty Bow river is yet to reach its peak. ;*;A man long-boards through a flooded downtown street. There were no reports of deaths or injuries, even as people retreated rapidly from flooded areas by road, boat or helicopter. ;*;Flooded houses in the Vallee des Gaves near Tarbes one day after unseasonal storms caused havoc across huge swaths of the country.;*;Villelongue by the flooded Lanne river. Dozens of roads and bridges have been destroyed and washed away;*;The Gave de Pau river flooded the southwestern French town of Pierrefitte-Nestalas. ;*;Floods between Saint-Beat and Bagneres de Luchon near Lourdes, southwestern France. Over 200 people were evacuated from their homes.;*;Wreckage lines the streats of Saint-Beat, four days after the village was submerged by flash floods. The flash floods in southwestern France claimed two elderly victims.;*;A mud-covered street in Fos. The inundated grotto at Lourdes remained closed after the town was hit by severe flooding.;*;The mud covered streets of Saint-Beat after the village was submerged by flash floods. Daylife ID:
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Floods in Canada and Francehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-Franceen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:19:18 GMTSat, 22 Jun 2013 12:50:16 GMTCalgary empties as it fills up with flood watershttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=00evdUX0Sy7ke

Cougar Creek running through Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Flooding forced the western Canadian city of Calgary to order the evacuation of the entire down-town area on Friday.

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=00evdUX0Sy7keJONATHAN HAYWARDAPAP Photo

Cougar Creek running through Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Flooding forced the western Canadian city of Calgary to order the evacuation of the entire down-town area on Friday.

Calgary empties as it fills up with flood waters
Calgary under waterhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=09KG7kfdAce7e

Vehicles surrounded by flood-waters are seen in the neighbourhood of Sunnyside in Calgary, Alberta  The heaviest floods in decades shut down the Canadian oil capital.

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=09KG7kfdAce7eTODD KOROLREUTERSReuters Pictures

Vehicles surrounded by flood-waters are seen in the neighbourhood of Sunnyside in Calgary, Alberta  The heaviest floods in decades shut down the Canadian oil capital.

Calgary under water
Severe floods force mandatory evacuationshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=07bG2MB5t44Gk

Sunnyside residents survey the flooding on Memorial Drive from the rising waters of Bow River in Calgary. Heavy rain closed roads and brought down bridges elsewhere in the province of Alberta.

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=07bG2MB5t44GkTODD KOROLREUTERSReuters Pictures

Sunnyside residents survey the flooding on Memorial Drive from the rising waters of Bow River in Calgary. Heavy rain closed roads and brought down bridges elsewhere in the province of Alberta.

Severe floods force mandatory evacuations
Waters rise downtownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=06MD3Gq0eE58P

Around 1,300 troops were deployed to help with rescues and the mandatory evacuations that forced 100,000 people from their homes in Calgary and thousands more in the small towns surrounding the city.

Sat, 22 Jun 2013 05:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=06MD3Gq0eE58PANDY CLARKREUTERSReuters Pictures

Around 1,300 troops were deployed to help with rescues and the mandatory evacuations that forced 100,000 people from their homes in Calgary and thousands more in the small towns surrounding the city.

Waters rise downtown
Western Canada awashhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=04wf9ePgVvf8u

A city police car is partially submerged in flood-waters from the Bow River in Calgary.

Sat, 22 Jun 2013 05:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=04wf9ePgVvf8uTODD KOROLREUTERSReuters Pictures

A city police car is partially submerged in flood-waters from the Bow River in Calgary.

Western Canada awash
Alberta's largest city was swamped by the floodshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=08YLfDmb117b1

Boat or bike? Not exactly cycling weather. The rain has eased but the flooding will remain for many days since the mighty Bow river is yet to reach its peak.

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=08YLfDmb117b1Jonathan HaywardAPAP Photo

Boat or bike? Not exactly cycling weather. The rain has eased but the flooding will remain for many days since the mighty Bow river is yet to reach its peak.

Alberta's largest city was swamped by the floods
Board and brolly - getting around in stylehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0a8ffIzaf3elJ

A man long-boards through a flooded downtown street. There were no reports of deaths or injuries, even as people retreated rapidly from flooded areas by road, boat or helicopter.

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:18:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0a8ffIzaf3elJSTRINGER/CANADAREUTERSReuters Pictures

A man long-boards through a flooded downtown street. There were no reports of deaths or injuries, even as people retreated rapidly from flooded areas by road, boat or helicopter.

Board and brolly - getting around in style
French floodshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0e2U7Hsb4P74H

Flooded houses in the Vallee des Gaves near Tarbes one day after unseasonal storms caused havoc across huge swaths of the country.

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0e2U7Hsb4P74HLAURENT DARDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Flooded houses in the Vallee des Gaves near Tarbes one day after unseasonal storms caused havoc across huge swaths of the country.

French floods
Widespread devastationhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0fqh0hQ7Fb3wq

Villelongue by the flooded Lanne river. Dozens of roads and bridges have been destroyed and washed away

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0fqh0hQ7Fb3wqLAURENT DARDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Villelongue by the flooded Lanne river. Dozens of roads and bridges have been destroyed and washed away

Widespread devastation
Water, water everywherehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=02el58EcW28hr

The Gave de Pau river flooded the southwestern French town of Pierrefitte-Nestalas.

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=02el58EcW28hrPASCAL PAVANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The Gave de Pau river flooded the southwestern French town of Pierrefitte-Nestalas.

Water, water everywhere
Road closedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=08zL6z4aW3ffa

Floods between Saint-Beat and Bagneres de Luchon near Lourdes, southwestern France. Over 200 people were evacuated from their homes.

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:42:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=08zL6z4aW3ffaPASCAL PAVANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Floods between Saint-Beat and Bagneres de Luchon near Lourdes, southwestern France. Over 200 people were evacuated from their homes.

Road closed
Waters recede to reveal a mudbathhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0exW8xYbfY2Q7

Wreckage lines the streats of Saint-Beat, four days after the village was submerged by flash floods. The flash floods in southwestern France claimed two elderly victims.

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=0exW8xYbfY2Q7PASCAL PAVANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Wreckage lines the streats of Saint-Beat, four days after the village was submerged by flash floods. The flash floods in southwestern France claimed two elderly victims.

Waters recede to reveal a mudbath
Boggy conditionshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=09NjfJ1fd75Ni

A mud-covered street in Fos. The inundated grotto at Lourdes remained closed after the town was hit by severe flooding.

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=09NjfJ1fd75NiPASCAL PAVANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A mud-covered street in Fos. The inundated grotto at Lourdes remained closed after the town was hit by severe flooding.

Boggy conditions
Beating the floodshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=05o5ehvbfj8Oa

The mud covered streets of Saint-Beat after the village was submerged by flash floods.

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Floods-in-Canada-and-France?image_id=05o5ehvbfj8OaPASCAL PAVANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The mud covered streets of Saint-Beat after the village was submerged by flash floods.

Beating the floods


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