Flooding has submerged southern Alberta, Canada, as well as Calgary and the Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS - Jeff McIntosh

Calgary, Alberta And Scotiabank Saddledome Submerged In Flood Waters

The Canadian province of Alberta, home of Calgary and their beloved Calgary Flames has been experiencing some major flooding. These floods have forced more than 75,000 people out of Calgary alone and have continued to displace thousands more across the province.

The Scotiabank Saddledome during a game on Apr 19, 2013, between the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames. The inside of the stadium now has water filling up to the tenth row. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Scotiabank Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames for over 30 years has taken severe damage from the flooding. The stadium has water filling up to the tenth row in the lower bowl and locker rooms and player equipment are reported to be destroyed. The Flames are in talks of constructing a new arena and these events will most likely influence the organizations decision to start plans for a new home.

However, these floods have done more than halt the city, damage the stadium, and possibly postpone the annual Calgary Rodeo set to take place in less than two weeks. There have been two people confirmed dead as a result to this natural disaster.

Any support given to relieve the Calgary community as well as Alberta as a whole will help many people cope with the destruction these flood waters have created. Below is a link to the Canadian Red Cross.

On behalf of Pucks and Pitchforks, I would like to send thoughts and prayers to members of our staff who reside in these affected areas, along with the Flames organization, the community, and the families who have been displaced from their homes and lost loved ones as a result to mother nature’s cruelty.

The Canadian Red Cross can be reached at:

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