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Floods hit Canada and France
Torrential rains cause chaos on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
22 Jun 2013
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.
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