You may already be aware of the devastating floods Alberta has experienced in the past 10 days, with some areas receiving up to an amazing 8-11 inches of rain and over 100,000 people evacuated.
The flood has washed out dozens of highways and bridges, stranded campers in the Rocky Mountains, and saw lions from the zoo moved to city jail cells. The hippos almost escaped into the river.
In even more worrying news, police have confiscated firearms from flooded residences 'for safekeeping' much to the outrage of the citizens. [JWR Adds: It is noteworthy that with Canada's system of gun registration, the police knew exactly which houses to search, for some categories of guns.]
Thanks to you and other preparedness advocates, many of us were able to avoid the shortages that followed.
Regards, - Al D.