VIDEO: Heavy rain, floods batter Canmore, Calgary, southern Alberta

Local state of emergencies have been declared for Calgary and Canmore as rain and floods impact many parts of southern Alberta.

Flooding pounds through a neighbourhood of Canmore

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A local state of emergency has been declared for Calgary and Canmore, Alta., as heavy rain has caused flooding and road and highway closures around Canmore, Banff, and Kananaskis.

City officials in Calgary say 100,000 people will be evacuated from low-lying neighbourhoods in Western Canada’s second-largest city.

Heavy rainfall warnings are also in effect for Airdrie, Nordegg, and Rocky Mountain House.

In Calgary, evacuation orders have been issued for Mission, Elbow Park, Stanley Park, Roxboro, Rideau and Discovery Ridge. Evacuated residents have been advised to find alternative accommodation – with friends, family, etc. – for a minimum of 72 hours.

The City of Calgary said waters will rise above levels from a flood in 2005.

Mandatory evacuations have also been declared for areas of Okotoks, Alta. as waters rise in the Sheep River, reports CTV News. Alerts for high water have been issued to Cochrane and Crowsnest Pass, and rising waters are affecting parts of northeast, central, and southern Alberta.

In B.C., flooding and washouts have closed highways around Kaslo, according to the Arrow Lakes News.

Below is a map of Kaslo in relation to the Rocky Mountains and Southern Alberta:

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