An Entity of Type: PhysicalPhenomenon111419404, from Named Graph: http://dbpedia.org, within Data Space: dbpedia.org

In the days leading up to June 19, 2013, Alberta, Canada, experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding described by the provincial government as the worst in Alberta's history. Areas along the Bow, Elbow, Highwood, Red Deer, Sheep, Little Bow, and South Saskatchewan rivers and their tributaries were particularly affected. A total of 32 states of local emergency were declared and 28 emergency operations centres were activated as water levels rose and numerous communities were placed under evacuation orders.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • In the days leading up to June 19, 2013, Alberta, Canada, experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding described by the provincial government as the worst in Alberta's history. Areas along the Bow, Elbow, Highwood, Red Deer, Sheep, Little Bow, and South Saskatchewan rivers and their tributaries were particularly affected. A total of 32 states of local emergency were declared and 28 emergency operations centres were activated as water levels rose and numerous communities were placed under evacuation orders. Five people were confirmed dead as a direct result of the flooding and over 100,000 people were displaced throughout the region. Some 2,200 Canadian Forces (CF) troops were deployed to help in flooded areas in addition to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Alberta Sheriffs Branch response. Total damage estimates exceeded C$5 billion and in terms of insurable damages, made the 2013 Alberta floods the costliest disaster in Canadian history at $1.7 billion, until the occurrence of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Receding waters gave way to a mammoth cleanup of affected areas, aided by a spontaneous volunteer campaign in which many homeowners were assisted by complete strangers. (en)
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 39741213 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 54409 (xsd:nonNegativeInteger)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 1016235003 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageWikiLink
dbp:areasAffected
  • Southern and central Alberta: (en)
dbp:date
  • July 2013 (en)
dbp:duration
  • --06-19
dbp:imageLocation
  • East Village Calgary Flood 2013.jpg (en)
dbp:imageName
  • The Downtown East Village neighbourhood of Calgary, Alberta, during the 2013 Alberta floods (en)
dbp:imageSize
  • 350 (xsd:integer)
dbp:name
  • 2013 (xsd:integer)
dbp:reason
  • 172800.0
dbp:totalDamages
  • (en)
  • 5.0E9
dbp:totalFatalities
  • 5 (xsd:integer)
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • In the days leading up to June 19, 2013, Alberta, Canada, experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding described by the provincial government as the worst in Alberta's history. Areas along the Bow, Elbow, Highwood, Red Deer, Sheep, Little Bow, and South Saskatchewan rivers and their tributaries were particularly affected. A total of 32 states of local emergency were declared and 28 emergency operations centres were activated as water levels rose and numerous communities were placed under evacuation orders. (en)
rdfs:label
  • 2013 Alberta floods (en)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbo:wikiPageWikiLink of
is foaf:primaryTopic of
Powered by OpenLink Virtuoso    This material is Open Knowledge     W3C Semantic Web Technology     This material is Open Knowledge    Valid XHTML + RDFa
This content was extracted from Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License