Alberta Awakes To More Rain As Flood Crests Near

More rain is expected in Alberta, Canada, as residents awake to the worst flooding in decades. As many as 100,000 people are affected by evacuations in Calgary.

All Calgary schools are closed today, and Mayor Naheed Nenshi is advising against non-essential travel.

While not as intense as Thursday, more rain was forecast for Friday, with an additional 15-30 mm possible, said CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland.

“The greatest amounts were expected west of Calgary and just north of Canmore, and an additional five to 10 mm tonight through Saturday morning,” he said. “Showers also remain in the forecast this weekend.”

Mudslides forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway, isolating the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore.

Twelve communities are under states of emergency in the province.

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