Flooding forces 75,000 from west Canada homes - New York News

Flooding forces 75,000 from west Canada homes

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The flooded western Canadian city of Calgary says it has ordered the evacuation of the entire downtown area.

About 230,000 people work downtown on a typical Friday.

However, officials say very few people need to be moved out, since not many showed up for work Friday.

Twenty-five neighborhoods in the city, with an estimated population of 75,000, have already been evacuated due to rising floodwaters.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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