Alberta continues to be buffeted by wild weather.
Areas north of Calgary are under rainfall warning today. Environment Canada forecasts a further 10 to 20 millimeters of rain could fall on areas including Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre and up to the Rocky Mountain House region. Conditions will gradually improve this afternoon. Calgary will be windy but is not under any warnings.
Heavy rain washed out roads and flooded basements in Westlock northwest of Edmonton last night.
The provincial government issued an emergency alert for related to overland flooding for Westlock Monday night but cancelled it early Tuesday as floodwaters began to recede.
The government said there were still areas under water, but that the risk of flooding had been reduced. Some businesses in the downtown core are flooded as are basements, but key infrastructure such as the hospital is safe and accessible.
Yesterday, gusting winds forced evacuation of the Tall Timbers RV park in Sundre. Trees were uprooted and power lines came down. There are still several power outages in the region.
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Gusty wind also uprooted a huge tree in the northwest Calgary community of Highwood. Parts of the tree landed on power lines and a van. Fire crews closed the road and evacuated swimmers from the nearby Highwood outdoor pool as a precaution.
The wind caused a number of other power outages affecting 3,000 customers in the southeast communities of Willow Park and Acadia.