Friday, June 21, 2013

Alberta Flood Twitter Feed

Flooding in the Calgary and other areas has caused the evacuation of between 75,000 and 100,000 residents, depending on the source of the reports.  A state of emergency has been declared.
Check out for more information.

Here is the Twitter Feed for hashtag abflood.

This is from Calgary City News Blog...

A City of Calgary News Blog

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Evacuation Information/Maps/Reception Centres

Return to general State of Local Emergency information page

A state of local emergency has been declared for the city of Calgary due to the potential of significant flooding. The level of the Elbow and Bow Rivers continue to rise at a rapid pace.

Portions of the following communities are facing mandatory evacuations. If you are in an identified area, please self-evacuate immediately.

Chinatown/Eau Claire
Cliff Bungalow
Deer Run
Discovery Ridge
Douglasdale (midnight)
Downtown/East Village
Elbow Park
Quarry Park
Stanley Park/Elboya
Victoria Park
Westmount/West Hillhurst
Windsor Park

While evacuating, residents are asked to:
• notify their neighbours before evacuating their homes
• mark an ‘X’ on their own front doors visible from the street for uniformed personnel (CPS and CFD) to confirm that the area has been evacuated

What you should do
Pack enough clothes, prescription medicine, personal identification and other essential items to last at least one week. Arrange for you, your family and your pets to stay with friends or relatives. Evacuees who cannot arrange for alternate accommodation will be provided with food, shelter, bedding and other essential services at one of these reception centres:

  • Southland Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Drive SW
  • Acadia Recreation Complex A, 240 90 Ave SE
  • Centre Street Church, 3900 - 2 Street, NE
  • Village Square Leisure Centre, 2623 56 Street NE
  • South Fish Creek Recreation Centre, 333 Shawville Blvd SE (please access through west doors)

People can take their pets to the Animal Service Centre, 2201 Portland St. S.E. or The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 110th Ave SE, if they cannot arrange accommodation for them.

Recommended Measures
The City of Calgary advises residents in the affected areas to minimize the potential flood damage by taking the following measures:

• If you are in the flood evacuation zone, do not worry about turning off electricity or gas. Enmax and Atco will turn off power and gas in the areas, as necessary.
• Install the cap in the basement sewer floor drain if you don't have a mechanical back flow prevention device in place.
• Move valuables such as photographs and personal and legal documents, from the basement or a lower floor to an upper floor.
• Remove newspapers from basements because wet newspaper can stain carpets with ink
• Listen to local radio and television stations for further updates.
• Visit The City of Calgary’s website for information, at  

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Important Notice - Aqua Pail Recall

Anyone with an Aqua Pail water filter with a manufacturing date between Nov.16, 2012 and May 15, 2013should contact their point of purchase without delay.
A recall related to the filter medium has been issued by the manufacturer.
In order to be able to receive a replacement, you must have your request in by August 31st, 2013.
If your Aqua Pail is currently in use, stop using it and dispose of it in the regular garbage...the filter medium is NOT HAZARDOUS!
For more information visit

Monday, June 3, 2013

Emergency Air for Shelter-in-Place Preppers and Home-Built Bunkers - Frank Bohan

F.J. Bohan is the author of three books: Living on the Edge: A Family's Journey to Self-Sufficiency, Barbed Wire, Barricades, and Bunkers: The Free Citizen's Guide to Fortifying the Home Retreat, and his latest work: Emergency Air for Shelter-In-Place Preppers and Home Built Bunkers which is due out shortly from Paladin Press.
With over thirty years' experience as a survivalist and homesteader, F.J. is happy to share the lessons he has learned from casual observations and just living on the planet, in order to help others. He believes that being a "prepper" is a primary character trait of all survivalists and homesteaders and that helping others to prepare can only make our country and communities stronger when a crisis occurs.
His books address how the average, low-to-middle income prepper can enjoy the same level of security and preparedness as the elite and wealthy do for less. He stresses that clean air, fresh water, and a library of hard copy books are the keys to any prepper's survival in the times ahead.
His latest book; Emergency Air, should be in every home and office in the country. There's not a survival or prepper book available that's not complete without adding this book to it.
He enjoys fishing, hunting, and drinking coffee and is often shamed into helping his wife around the homestead.
His articles can be found around the net and in great magazines like "Backwoods Home Magazine".