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Friday, 21 June 2013

It's Been A Long Day

It's been a long day for me as our Calgary office is officially underwater and without power. Those who can work from home are encouraged to, and those who cannot are trying to stay high and dry as the flood waters invade Calgary. I listened to several co-workers feverishly try to locate friends and family they have in the flood-affected Alberta region, many relieved to hear the sound of their loved ones' voices once they made contact. Needless to say, it's been a long day trying to support everyone during this crisis in Alberta.

To anyone affected by the flood, I wish nothing but safety for you and your loved ones in this emergency. The weather doesn't appear to be letting up today, so here's hoping that Saturday brings some sunshine and a chance to start drying out homes and workplaces.

If you haven't heard, the rumor coming out of Calgary is that the water is up to the tenth row of seats in the Saddledome right now. Dressing rooms officially are underwater, meaning they are a total loss once the water recedes. The Jumbotron, currently resting at ice level, is useless as the water has ruined it as well. The Flames and WHL's Calgary Hitmen will have some serious work to do once the flood is over, and I hope that they can put things back together in time for the 2013-14 season.

To everyone, put the cities of Calgary, Canmore, and High River in your thoughts and prayers tonight. It's a scary time there, and I wish nothing but the best for anyone affected or anyone who has loved ones affected. Mother Nature hammered away on Oklahoma City and Calgary - two hockey hotbeds - and it will take some time for these two cities to make things normal once more. Keep them in your thoughts.

Until next time, stay safe and stay dry!

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