Posted: Jun 22, 2013 9:20 AM by CBC News
Updated: Jun 22, 2013 9:21 AM
Three bodies have been discovered in a river near High River, Alberta, during the province's worst flooding in decades, say the RCMP.
Floodwaters have caused massive disruptions in Calgary, as well as several other southern Alberta communities, including Canmore and High River.
At least 100,000 Albertans, including about 75,000 Calgarians, have been forced out of their homes and large areas of Calgary's downtown core were being evacuated Friday afternoon.
The flooding has resulted in mass evacuations throughout Calgary and southern areas of the province.
Banff issued evacuation orders for the Rocky Mountain Housing Co-operative Phase 2 after deeming it unsafe. Organizers of the inaugural Banff Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, cancelled the event.
Lethbridge and Medicine Hat declared a state of emergency Friday afternoon.
In Medicine Hat, residents in low-lying areas were told to leave their homes along the river. The mandatory evacuation is expected to include about 3,800 homes and 10,000 residents.
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