Alberta Floods 2013
Posted on June 22, 2013 by Richard Einarson
Our beloved Alberta has been hit by devastating events in the last couple of days. The Alberta Party wishes to express its heartfelt concern for all Albertans affected by the catastrophic flooding in southern and central Alberta. We are especially saddened by the loss of life, and our condolences and thoughts go out to the loved ones of the three people who perished in the Highwood River near High River, Alberta.
We are deeply concerned for the thousands of people who have been displaced by the disaster and whose property has been damaged. We are also compelled to recognize the amazing work of all emergency responders, officials, media, volunteers and citizens who, even while they were faced with concern for their own homes and families, have been working tirelessly day and night to keep us safe.
"Disasters like these remind us of what is most important: our families, our friends and our communities," said party president Will Munsey. "We are so proud to see the intrepid spirits of Albertans that emerged in this crisis to open their hearts and homes to those in need. Let's all continue to pull together during the cleanup and rebuilding!"
If you are safe and dry in your homes, please consider helping with the flood relief efforts. You can find ways to help out here. Even the smallest things can make a big difference to someone in need.
We are also keeping our fingers crossed for all communities downstream that still face a flood threat. Please follow all instructions from your emergency services in order to be safe and let the authorities do their work. We hope and pray that you all stay safe!
President, Alberta Party