Disaster Strikes City of Calgary & Flames' Saddledome

Mother nature has continued her mean streak with the flooding that southern Alberta is experiencing this week.  Torrential rains and rising rivers have caused major flooding in Calgary along with a dozen other southern Alberta towns and cities according CTVnews.ca.

Among the areas of Calgary that are affected are the Stampede grounds where the home of the Flames is located; the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Several reports have stated that the water inside the ‘Dome’ has risen up to the tenth row of seats while the locker rooms are completely submerged.  It has also been reported that the jumbotron and other various pieces of equipment have been destroyed thanks to the flood waters.

Canadian forces are deploying more than 1,200 troops to aid in the relief process and as many as 100,000 Calgary residents have been evacuated from their homes according to the article.

At a time like this, rivalries in sports take a back seat to real life.  On the ice, in the stands and during the off-season, Calgary fans and Edmonton fans are on opposite sides.  But during a crisis like this, we stand together as one.

From everyone here at Oil on Whyte, we extend our sympathies and well wishes to anyone affected by this unfortunate disaster.

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