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mrhasan
06-21-2013, 12:03 AM
I hope everyone in the south is alright. I am not a news reader so came to know about it late. Being from a flood prone country, I know how painful it is to cope up with floods.

I wish all the people the best and hope this dreadful weather will soon be over.

Delphinus
06-21-2013, 12:52 AM
There is huge devastation in Bragg Creek, High River, Banff and Canmore.

All that water in Banff and Canmore has to come through Calgary sooner or later. I don't think we've seen even the worst of it yet. It's not raining here in the city but it's been getting steadily worse all day upstream.

This is way worse than 2005, and there was significant damage to the city back then.

What a sad terrible day for so many.

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 01:00 AM
I've heard they are shutting memorial drive down overnight as they are expecting the water to crest through the city?

Hard to imagine the destruction when I'm sitting in my office looking out the window and see blue skies.....

Hope everyone is safe!

mrhasan
06-21-2013, 01:23 AM
There is huge devastation in Bragg Creek, High River, Banff and Canmore.

All that water in Banff and Canmore has to come through Calgary sooner or later. I don't think we've seen even the worst of it yet. It's not raining here in the city but it's been getting steadily worse all day upstream.

This is way worse than 2005, and there was significant damage to the city back then.

What a sad terrible day for so many.

Yah :( But the good thing is there's good service to take care of it as quickly as possible.

Like I said, I am from a very flood prone country and I have suffered the worst. I know how terrified people can be, especially if they are not used to such incident at regular basis. Hope everything gets well soon.

sphelps
06-21-2013, 02:05 AM
Hard to believe considering the weather is kind of nice where I am, don't think I'll be heading to the city anytime soon. Hope everyone in the zones are come out OK and the power cuts don't destroy any ones tanks.

Some good pics here
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23yycflood&src=hash

daplatapus
06-21-2013, 02:38 AM
Talked to friends and family today in Canmore and it's bad. A few of them have been evacuated and are staying with other friends. One of our friends back yard is gone and the Cougar Creek was only a few feet from the house. They're not sure if it's there still :(
And my wife's cousin owns a little ranch beside the rail tracks that they do horse back rides and such and it's 2' under water. They had to move all their horses 2X as the water just kept rising.

mrhasan
06-21-2013, 02:43 AM
Talked to friends and family today in Canmore and it's bad. A few of them have been evacuated and are staying with other friends. One of our friends back yard is gone and the Cougar Creek was only a few feet from the house. They're not sure if it's there still :(
And my wife's cousin owns a little ranch beside the rail tracks that they do horse back rides and such and it's 2' under water. They had to move all their horses 2X as the water just kept rising.

Holy crap :O

Sorry for being ignorant but where is the upstream coming from? I thought Calgary and the adjacent areas are situated in the highest point in whole Alberta.

daplatapus
06-21-2013, 02:51 AM
Cougar creek in Canmore comes straight out of one of the mountain valleys, and joins the Bow River right in Canmore. With all that rain and the resulting melt of snow pack filled and overflowed the creek bed which is pretty much dry most of the year. That right now is creating most of the damage there I believe.
I lived there 20 years and every year that creek floods and screws up the railway and bridge that goes over it. Usually they are able to get some machinery in there and clear debris before it damages anything but I guess this year was just too much.

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 03:07 AM
Talked to friends and family today in Canmore and it's bad. A few of them have been evacuated and are staying with other friends. One of our friends back yard is gone and the Cougar Creek was only a few feet from the house. They're not sure if it's there still :(
And my wife's cousin owns a little ranch beside the rail tracks that they do horse back rides and such and it's 2' under water. They had to move all their horses 2X as the water just kept rising.

Sorry to hear this!! So terrible. I've grown up here and I've never seen anything like this. YEs we get bad storms, but so many areas affected.....I hope your friends and family are somewhere safe and that the worst is over. Somehow I don't think it is with more rain in the forecast....:sad:

daplatapus
06-21-2013, 03:37 AM
Sorry to hear this!! So terrible. I've grown up here and I've never seen anything like this. YEs we get bad storms, but so many areas affected.....I hope your friends and family are somewhere safe and that the worst is over. Somehow I don't think it is with more rain in the forecast....:sad:


Thanks. We've been in touch with everyone and everyone's safe. Here's a recent aerial pic of the highway where cougar creek used to run under it.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=175303062644895&set=a.113139582194577.19396.100004956074217&type=1&ref=nf

And here's a vid, you can actually see my buddy's place in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xjqnfRcZkg

kien
06-21-2013, 04:13 AM
What a sad terrible day for so many.

Oh hey Tony, remember when we road our bikes through Carburn Park the other day? Well, I'm sorry to report that Carburn Park isn't there anymore :cry:

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/muzanji/FE404F95-E2D5-4770-8DE0-8AFFFC82AB47-2502-000004DC38660368_zps5a271f96.jpg (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/muzanji/media/FE404F95-E2D5-4770-8DE0-8AFFFC82AB47-2502-000004DC38660368_zps5a271f96.jpg.html)

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http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/muzanji/0CECA7F6-A3E8-4A24-B6A2-EE1BA6BD2869-2502-000004DC48192E3F_zps225a9c62.jpg (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/muzanji/media/0CECA7F6-A3E8-4A24-B6A2-EE1BA6BD2869-2502-000004DC48192E3F_zps225a9c62.jpg.html)

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/muzanji/D4254F69-CA45-44C5-9CB5-6EA145FC0663-2502-000004DC5EB6BAAE_zps4b903bbd.jpg (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/muzanji/media/D4254F69-CA45-44C5-9CB5-6EA145FC0663-2502-000004DC5EB6BAAE_zps4b903bbd.jpg.html)

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/muzanji/A2B96526-BD52-4EB5-99AB-FBBB24111DF3-2502-000004DC698B1EA6_zpsaf1339c6.jpg (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/muzanji/media/A2B96526-BD52-4EB5-99AB-FBBB24111DF3-2502-000004DC698B1EA6_zpsaf1339c6.jpg.html)

Okay, I may be exaggerating a little bit but seriously, half of Carburn is gone and they evacuated the entire park. Those three lakes that were in the pond are now a part of the river :neutral:

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/muzanji/A2B96526-BD52-4EB5-99AB-FBBB24111DF3-2502-000004DC698B1EA6_zpsaf1339c6.jpg (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/muzanji/media/A2B96526-BD52-4EB5-99AB-FBBB24111DF3-2502-000004DC698B1EA6_zpsaf1339c6.jpg.html)

took my bike out to sus it out but didn't get far..

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/muzanji/8942BE32-086C-4FC7-B32E-FCE8407FF18F-2502-000004DC4E15848E_zps041c35ab.jpg (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/muzanji/media/8942BE32-086C-4FC7-B32E-FCE8407FF18F-2502-000004DC4E15848E_zps041c35ab.jpg.html)

Expecting them to evacuate Riverbend possibly.. :cry:

intarsiabox
06-21-2013, 04:27 AM
Holy crap :O

Sorry for being ignorant but where is the upstream coming from? I thought Calgary and the adjacent areas are situated in the highest point in whole Alberta.

Water from the rivers on the east side of the continental divide (basically the divide follows the BC/Alberta border in the southern half of the province) all flows easterly. Unfortunately Canmore, Calgary, etc have the water flowing towards the communities and not away from them regardless of sea elevation. My wife's family all live in Calgary but luckily none are near the evacuation areas.

mrhasan
06-21-2013, 04:32 AM
Cougar creek in Canmore comes straight out of one of the mountain valleys, and joins the Bow River right in Canmore. With all that rain and the resulting melt of snow pack filled and overflowed the creek bed which is pretty much dry most of the year. That right now is creating most of the damage there I believe.
I lived there 20 years and every year that creek floods and screws up the railway and bridge that goes over it. Usually they are able to get some machinery in there and clear debris before it damages anything but I guess this year was just too much.

Water from the rivers on the east side of the continental divide (basically the divide follows the BC/Alberta border in the southern half of the province) all flows easterly. Unfortunately Canmore, Calgary, etc have the water flowing towards the communities and not away from them regardless of sea elevation. My wife's family all live in Calgary but luckily none are near the evacuation areas.

Thanks for the explanation :)

I hope this ordeal gets dealt with quickly and everyone affected can return to their home. Something very unexpected for Calgary.

Jakegr
06-21-2013, 04:33 AM
The 2005 floods seem minor compared to that. In one picture it looked like the river rose about 2 m in the last two days.

kien
06-21-2013, 04:36 AM
The 2005 floods seem minor compared to that. In one picture it looked like the river rose about 2 m in the last two days.

I've lived beside the river in this community for over 30 years and I've seen the river crest quite a few times. This is definitely the worst it has ever been!

sirruckus
06-21-2013, 04:58 AM
perhaps I should re think my move to okotoks

wish everyone the best in affected areas

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 05:07 AM
I have friends in okotoks who have friends from high river staying with them.

Delphinus
06-21-2013, 05:40 AM
Kien that's brutal.. Yeah, this is the worst I've ever seen. Good luck.

lastlight
06-21-2013, 06:38 AM
Kien and I have both been evacuated. Hoping they can avoid cutting power.

Greg isn't even in town so hopefully his house is ok (in deer run with me)

Coleus
06-21-2013, 06:41 AM
horrible, I work downtown near elbow and water running through pretty fast and high. Office shut down tomorrow because of flooding

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 06:54 AM
Ahh man, this sucks! Do you have time to to move anything? I'm on the other end of the city but if anyone needs to move livestock, my tank is available. And if you need a place to stay, my doors are open, pets welcome!

lastlight
06-21-2013, 07:08 AM
I'm actually in deer ridge but we called 311 and the operator said we were included with deer run. It looks like nobody else has left deer ridge ( we are higher up so no flood risk I don't think) but I will drive back around 3am to see if in fact my area was forced to leave. Check he power too. Is it legal to enter an evacuated area to run a generator ?

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 07:10 AM
Call 311 and ask. I would think probably so as they are going to protect the areas from looters and those who might take advantage of the situation.

Seth81
06-21-2013, 07:40 AM
Hopefully there is no loss of power. Sounds like they will be closing bridges too... they already closed a bunch of connections to deerfoot...if they close calf rope bridge then I'm staying home tomorrow!

SeaHorse_Fanatic
06-21-2013, 07:46 AM
OMG, just watching this on the news now. Hope all you Calgarian reefers are not flooded out of your homes or lose power.

Anthony

bades
06-21-2013, 08:04 AM
Just received an email from the principal at my son's school explaining that ALL CBE schools will be closed tomorrow. WOW!!!

lastlight
06-21-2013, 08:16 AM
Public and catholic is what I heard.

lastlight
06-21-2013, 09:49 AM
Kien and Greg if you're reading this I drove past both your places this morning around 2:30am and you both still had power.

reefwars
06-21-2013, 02:19 PM
Insane only going to get worse too .......on a positive note all my fish are swimming happy bewtween my backyard and about 4 sblocks down the street

daplatapus
06-21-2013, 02:42 PM
Geeze, just watching some news clips of Calgary, High River, Canmore.
Our thoughts are with all you guys over there.

kien
06-21-2013, 02:53 PM
The family and I have evacuated and are safe at my sister's place. However, they have cut the power in my evacuated community.. FRAK!!

I was going to drive home to to check on the tank but they are still evacuating my community and officials say egress only, no inbound traffic allowed. :cry:

JDigital
06-21-2013, 03:31 PM
The family and I have evacuated and are safe at my sister's place. However, they have cut the power in my evacuated community.. FRAK!!

I was going to drive home to to check on the tank but they are still evacuating my community and officials say egress only, no inbound traffic allowed. :cry:

Damn! Sorry to hear man. No chance to setup a generator before you left?

Zoaelite
06-21-2013, 04:21 PM
Let me entertain all of you out of towners on my drive into work;

*Someone flipped there mini van and it is currently hanging OVER the railings of Glenmore.
*The full Lafarge plant is under water, including what looks like 30 cars/trucks.
*The off ramp to Deerfoot north bound is UNDER water, had to offroad in my civic to get into the highway.
*The Inglewood golf course is now the Inglewood River.
*I'm physically scared driving over the Caffrope bridge.

All I can say is best of luck to those that are being effected, this is serious.

reefermadness
06-21-2013, 04:22 PM
Im crossing my fingers for you guys... Good luck!

thmh
06-21-2013, 04:27 PM
My blessing goes out to all you guys who are effected by the flood.

~Tony

JDigital
06-21-2013, 04:49 PM
*The Inglewood golf course is now the Inglewood River.



I was suppose to play there in the next few weeks... don't think I'll be playing there anytime soon now.

lastlight
06-21-2013, 04:56 PM
I have a fresh batch of about 20 gallons of water change water ready to go if it can help someone close to deer ridge. I'm still at risk to lose power myself but I can give the water or house fish and corals for as long as I have power.

muck
06-21-2013, 05:05 PM
Good luck Brett and Kien.. Let me know of I can help out somehow.

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 05:06 PM
Interesting....75,000-100,000 people evacuated in Calgary, city has capacity to take in 2,500 people in shelters, however they have only serviced about 1600. The rest are with family, friends and even strangers who have opened their doors! What an amazing community we live in!!

I too have salt water mixed, 30 gls good to go, plus can make up another 30 if needed!

Magma
06-21-2013, 05:08 PM
My drive to work went from 64th Ave down deerfoot to pagan. At 6:45am the river was maybe 5-10 feet away from the road. Inglewood golf course is more like the Inglewood islands right now all you can see are a few green "bumps" poking out of the water but I dont think thats gonna last long.

So I turned around and went back the shop...to find out we are all on call with all services vans loaded and ready to go. (Electricians so we know our downtown customers will be calling once this clears up)

michika
06-21-2013, 05:42 PM
Just checking in to say we're safe and still have power.

JDigital
06-21-2013, 05:58 PM
Elbow Drive and 30th Ave

http://distilleryimage10.ak.instagram.com/39f345fcda9011e2aaa222000a1fb843_7.jpg

daplatapus
06-21-2013, 06:04 PM
I heard the saddle dome water level was at row 10 :shocked!:

Magma
06-21-2013, 06:07 PM
Row 14 from what I heard and the pictures I have seen im surprised its not higher up

JDigital
06-21-2013, 06:18 PM
http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii524/DarkFader10/photo_zps7fe8c44f.png

Zoaelite
06-21-2013, 06:48 PM
Anyone want to take a bet how long the Caferope bridge will last?

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 07:08 PM
Flood alert just issued for Banff.....controlled evacuation of entire downtown Calgary.

ChizerBunoi
06-21-2013, 07:46 PM
ATTENTION!!!

On the news they just announced that the City of Calgary might have to turn off the power grid which will affect the majority (or entirety) of the city. This is dependant on how much more severe the flooding gets.

I just checked the weather network and we are to get 10 - 20mm of rain today. That plus all the water surplus from the mountains.

Please plan appropriately.

mrhasan
06-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Anyone knows where I can find heatpacks???

ChizerBunoi
06-21-2013, 07:53 PM
Charge your cell phone. Fill your bathtubs with water incase water services is out. Prepare to be without electricity. Make sure you have emergency supplies.

OH man, I've been having nightmares about my tank crashing all week and now it's a reality.

Jakegr
06-21-2013, 07:59 PM
Anyone knows where I can find heatpacks???

If you have a camping stove, you could use that to heat up water.

mrhasan
06-21-2013, 08:02 PM
If you have a camping stove, you could use that to heat up water.

Nop I don't have that :( I don't have car plus the transit is disrupted (I think?) so I will have to get supplies (batteries food etc) from safeway/london drugs. Going there right now to see what I can find.

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 08:10 PM
Good luck! Just drove by Walmart by my place and it is a zoo!!

Jakegr
06-21-2013, 08:11 PM
Nop I don't have that :( I don't have car plus the transit is disrupted (I think?) so I will have to get supplies (batteries food etc) from safeway/london drugs. Going there right now to see what I can find.

London Drugs may have some useful appliances! Good luck. If you can get to a Canadian Tire, they would have some camping supplies. A propane BBQ would also work.

sphelps
06-21-2013, 08:15 PM
ATTENTION!!!

On the news they just announced that the City of Calgary might have to turn off the power grid which will affect the majority (or entirety) of the city. This is dependant on how much more severe the flooding gets.

I just checked the weather network and we are to get 10 - 20mm of rain today. That plus all the water surplus from the mountains.

Please plan appropriately.

Is there a link to this? Nothing on Calgary blog (http://www.calgarycitynews.com/) or enmax (http://www.enmax.com/Corporation/Media+Room/Whats+New/2013_Calgary.htm)suggesting anything close to this. Most of the city is not effected by flooding so shutting down the entire city seems unlikely at best. Neighboring areas could be shut down due to power grid layouts. In times like this lets wait for credible info before cause mass panics.

Seth81
06-21-2013, 08:22 PM
At least I have 45 Gallons of Ro/DI drinking water ready to go :)

I was suppose to go buy some more Mysis from Wai's a few days ago and now I am completly out... I don't think that I will be venturing to the North for a few days.

Anyone know there is anywhere in the SW Evergreen area that sells Mysis?

Charge your cell phone. Fill your bathtubs with water incase water services is out. Prepare to be without electricity. Make sure you have emergency supplies.

OH man, I've been having nightmares about my tank crashing all week and now it's a reality.

michika
06-21-2013, 08:22 PM
Dollar store.

Something else that works is those hot hands/hot toes things for the winter. Double or triple bag in ziplocks and put in water.

michika
06-21-2013, 08:23 PM
At least I have 45 Gallons of Ro/DI drinking water ready to go :)

I was suppose to go buy some more Mysis from Wai's a few days ago and now I am completly out... I don't think that I will be venturing to the North for a few days.

Anyone know there is anywhere in the SW Evergreen area that sells Mysis?

Most freshwater stores will sell mysis.

ChizerBunoi
06-21-2013, 08:34 PM
Is there a link to this? Nothing on Calgary blog (http://www.calgarycitynews.com/) or enmax (http://www.enmax.com/Corporation/Media+Room/Whats+New/2013_Calgary.htm)suggesting anything close to this. Most of the city is not effected by flooding so shutting down the entire city seems unlikely at best. Neighboring areas could be shut down due to power grid layouts. In times like this lets wait for credible info before cause mass panics.

No it is just hear say from CTV news. Nothing released from the city or Enmax yet. I'm just saying be prepared incase the worst happens.

Jakegr
06-21-2013, 08:34 PM
I wouldn't feed fish for the next couple of days if there is a concern about power outages.

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 08:49 PM
No it is just hear say from CTV news. Nothing released from the city or Enmax yet. I'm just saying be prepared incase the worst happens.

I heard the same thing on global and 660 news. They said its a possibility, not probability.

My community is not affected by the river floods, but all the storm drains are being overloaded and the pooling on the roads is substantial. All the cities systems are being taxed at the moment and who can say what can affect the power.

I don't have a generator and debating picking one up....

fishoholic
06-21-2013, 09:18 PM
I heard on the ctv news that the evacuated areas were going to have the power cut. The news never mentioned anything about the other areas. I really feel bad for everyone who's effected by the floods :sad:

mrhasan
06-21-2013, 09:33 PM
Went to canadian tire and london drugs and they don't have heat packs. If there's a blackout, I will just cover the tank top with styrofoam and put a blanket over it and hope for the best. Sorry for such concern about my tank but thats the only property that I have over here :(

michika
06-21-2013, 10:16 PM
Went to canadian tire and london drugs and they don't have heat packs. If there's a blackout, I will just cover the tank top with styrofoam and put a blanket over it and hope for the best. Sorry for such concern about my tank but thats the only property that I have over here :(

Don't forget to aerate very well.

sphelps
06-21-2013, 10:52 PM
Latest update suggests nothing relating to additional power or water shut off for unaffected zones. Those outside the zones are better off staying home rather than adding to the traffic issues to chase down supplies and generators.

http://newsroom.calgary.ca/pr/calgary/state-of-local-emergency-update-246986.aspx?ncid=17228

Coralgurl
06-21-2013, 11:45 PM
The mayor tweeted this and it hit the news....

https://mobile.twitter.com/nenshi

The sun is now shining here but still dark clouds around.

We didn't head out today and I think I'm overloaded on this. Not to minimize the impact on those affected but gotta tune out for a bit. Think I will do a water change.....

sphelps
06-22-2013, 12:16 AM
No water changes :lol: Unless you're dumping water outside. Help reduce load on treatment plants to prevent water from being shut off for others.

Skimmer King
06-22-2013, 12:28 AM
omg this is so sad to see, I hope all is doing well and worrying about there safety. Sphelps how is the water out by you

sphelps
06-22-2013, 01:11 AM
omg this is so sad to see, I hope all is doing well and worrying about there safety. Sphelps how is the water out by you

Everything is normal by me, water seems fine, not even raining anymore. We have a canal behind the house that often rises with heavy rain and snow melt but it hasn't risen at all that I can tell.

Oh and I think the issue with Calgary water right now is treatment of freshwater not raw so people should refrain from using water especially for our luxury tanks ;)

JDigital
06-22-2013, 05:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jOm3ti3_7eE

11purewater
06-22-2013, 08:40 PM
Shame on any retailer selling bottled water at a jacked up price since there was no boil water advisory(I am updated hourly)and there wont be.Don't believe tweets and facebook rumors peeps!this no better than looting IMO.At least in Calgary,downstream may be a differant issue.

Baker
06-22-2013, 11:33 PM
Yup, just heard that home depot is selling 24 bottles of water for $45. Needless to say home depot can go f*ck themselves when it comes to getting my business.

mrhasan
06-22-2013, 11:41 PM
Yup, just heard that home depot is selling 24 bottles of water for $45. Needless to say home depot can go f*ck themselves when it comes to getting my business.

Seriously :O $45 for 24 bottles? :O Didn't expect that from homedepot :neutral:

11purewater
06-22-2013, 11:43 PM
Yup, just heard that home depot is selling 24 bottles of water for $45. Needless to say home depot can go f*ck themselves when it comes to getting my business.

Nothing like screwing over people in a panic,I hope these people get fined!

Wheelman76
06-22-2013, 11:45 PM
Yup, just heard that home depot is selling 24 bottles of water for $45. Needless to say home depot can go f*ck themselves when it comes to getting my business.

That's just wrong!!!

11purewater
06-22-2013, 11:50 PM
Events like this will bring out the best and worst in society,the thing is not to forget either.

fishytime
06-23-2013, 02:57 AM
Ive been quiet through all this, mostly because its hard to say much when your heart is in your throat....anyone who knows me knows how much I love Calgary and how hard of a decision it was for me to move to E-town to be with my Girly.....My heart broke seeing all the devastation in and around C-town:sad:.....I am grateful that all my friends and acquaintances and all my family are safe and sad that they have to go through all this

I heard that they jacked the price of gas in Canmore when everyone was trying to get out....really pathetic that big billion dollar companies would use a disaster like this to gouge people in need.....CLASSY!

Nate
06-23-2013, 02:58 AM
I have heard from unconfirmed sources that those people were buying from the individual bottles by the door, expecting to get the 24 pack of a different brand discount as they were out of the other brand

Just saying

Proteus
06-23-2013, 03:58 AM
From what I understand its a criminal offense to gouge public with high prices during state of emergency

http://www.cbc.ca/player/ueberproxy.html?ID=2393116256

Magma
06-23-2013, 10:15 AM
Yup, just heard that home depot is selling 24 bottles of water for $45. Needless to say home depot can go f*ck themselves when it comes to getting my business.

This is because Home Depot buys the bottles as individual bottles and pays $X.XX per bottle they do not get a flat rate just like gas stations and corner stores.

So when you buy the "Flat" its actually 2$ a bottle x 24 bottles which works out to $48 plus deposit/tax. They are not trying to screw anyone over its just how they buy the water to start with.

Sorry to say that people are getting hit with this but thats how it is. You cant expect a deal on something the store itself is not getting a deal on, just because its packed in a plastic wrap doesn't mean its considered a flat of water.

BMW Rider
06-23-2013, 04:15 PM
What I don't understand is why people are so stupid as to go buying bottled water at all when they have repeatedly been told there is no problem with the city water supply except for potential for slightly reduced capacity due to the heavy sediment that needs to be removed. Pay attention people and stop panicking over non-issues. :rolleyes:

HaZRaTTy
06-23-2013, 05:12 PM
Seriously :O $45 for 24 bottles? :O Didn't expect that from homedepot :neutral:

Isn't profiteering illegal in Canada? I am completely shocked by the events and how they unrolled. However being in Emergency Services myself I am extremely proud of not only The Emergency Services (paramedics, military, police and the FF's) I am just as proud of all the volunteers and people sand bagging and providing assistance in any way they can.

I know the worst is over, and I just got back last night but If anyone needs a hand with anything in Edmonton/Surrounding area please give me a message.

Coralgurl
06-23-2013, 07:20 PM
The images being shown in the destruction across Calgary, High River, Canmore, Banff and the reserve, turner valley, are just .... Well I have no words. So, so sad!

11purewater
06-23-2013, 08:36 PM
Hey!We're Albertans,no worries about getting things done.That's what we do.Stampede is coming soon and visitors will be amazed at the work that was done to make Calgary the great place that it is.In a city of 1.2 million people no doors were locked or backs turned when anybody who needed help.downstream people may need help so please contribute,words of encouragement cost nothing and go a long way.Proud to be a Calgarian WOO!HOO!Andy:biggrin:

intarsiabox
06-23-2013, 11:06 PM
This is because Home Depot buys the bottles as individual bottles and pays $X.XX per bottle they do not get a flat rate just like gas stations and corner stores.

So when you buy the "Flat" its actually 2$ a bottle x 24 bottles which works out to $48 plus deposit/tax. They are not trying to screw anyone over its just how they buy the water to start with.

Sorry to say that people are getting hit with this but thats how it is. You cant expect a deal on something the store itself is not getting a deal on, just because its packed in a plastic wrap doesn't mean its considered a flat of water.

No truth to this whatsoever. Home Depot has issued an apology on their website and facebook page about this and will refund anyone who brings their receipt back to the store. They said it was not directed by Home Depot and was just the brain child of the store manager, who has been dealt with.

The same 24 pack of water here is $4.95 plus $2.40 deposit just for reference.

Magma
06-24-2013, 12:03 AM
No truth to this whatsoever. Home Depot has issued an apology on their website and facebook page about this and will refund anyone who brings their receipt back to the store. They said it was not directed by Home Depot and was just the brain child of the store manager, who has been dealt with.

The same 24 pack of water here is $4.95 plus $2.40 deposit just for reference.

Well thats how it has been explained from gas stations, corner stores along with some grocery stores. Home Depot might be able to work out a deal with distribution due to the amount they bring in. So I beg to differ as I am sure this is how a lot of stores are forced to price. Flats and Singles are shipped to the store with difference UPC codes and I know this from being a receiver in a grocery store for many years.

intarsiabox
06-24-2013, 01:29 AM
[QUOTE=Magma;827714]Home Depot might be able to work out a deal with distribution due to the amount they bring in.QUOTE]

Along with Walmart, Costco, every major food chain, etc. that sells flats of water from $5-$10 depending on brand. If you want to justify a 900% increase in the price of a flat of water by one Home Depot store over night to screw over your fellow Calgarians then that is up to you I guess. But even corporate Home Depot had to apologize for this. You really think that other stores pay more than this from their distributors? They could just go to any large store and buy from there if that was the case. You have obviously never been on the purchasing side of the business.

Slick Fork
06-24-2013, 03:29 AM
[QUOTE=Magma;827714]Home Depot might be able to work out a deal with distribution due to the amount they bring in.QUOTE]

Along with Walmart, Costco, every major food chain, etc. that sells flats of water from $5-$10 depending on brand. If you want to justify a 900% increase in the price of a flat of water by one Home Depot store over night to screw over your fellow Calgarians then that is up to you I guess. But even corporate Home Depot had to apologize for this. You really think that other stores pay more than this from their distributors? They could just go to any large store and buy from there if that was the case. You have obviously never been on the purchasing side of the business.

I saw the news report about this; if you look at the guys receipt that he took a picture of and sent in, he went to a self checkout and individually scanned 24 bottles of water. Regular price at a gas station is what about $1.50-$2.00 for a bottle of water... Not Home Depots fault on this one; just someone looking for Drama

intarsiabox
06-24-2013, 05:08 AM
[QUOTE=intarsiabox;827728]

I saw the news report about this; if you look at the guys receipt that he took a picture of and sent in, he went to a self checkout and individually scanned 24 bottles of water. Regular price at a gas station is what about $1.50-$2.00 for a bottle of water... Not Home Depots fault on this one; just someone looking for Drama

Sadly there will always be these types of people around but I don't know if that is the whole story. According to Home Depot there was an internal error on their part that effected a small number of customers but has been corrected, so not just one guy. Not sure why HD would state this on their face book page if it were not true. Regardless, it was not corporately intentional (that has been clear from the start) and has been rectified and I am sure they will be donating lots of supplies over the next several weeks.

Snappy
06-24-2013, 05:21 AM
I came out of not having power for a few days pretty well. My battery back up worked well for the first day but after that ran out of juice.
Was able to borrow a gen set from my son in law so I was able to keep some flow going in all tanks with livestock and also get my freezer & fridge running before food thawed or spoiled. Only lost a few corals that couldn't take the cold water temps because of no lights or heaters. (forgot to close the basement windows so it got pretty cool)

Brett thanks for going the extra mile! Much appreciated.

fishoholic
06-24-2013, 02:48 PM
I came out of not having power for a few days pretty well. My battery back up worked well for the first day but after that ran out of juice.
Was able to borrow a gen set from my son in law so I was able to keep some flow going in all tanks with livestock and also get my freezer & fridge running before food thawed or spoiled. Only lost a few corals that couldn't take the cold water temps because of no lights or heaters. (forgot to close the basement windows so it got pretty cool)

Brett thanks for going the extra mile! Much appreciated.

Glad to hear you and your tanks are ok

Reef Pilot
06-24-2013, 03:04 PM
Just got back from a trip up north, but saw on the news there all the devastation. Unbelievable...., is all I can say!! My sympathies go out to all those that suffered losses, especially to their homes and businesses. I know Calgary and Alberta is strong, and have no doubt that people will rally hard and the recovery and rebuilding will proceed as quickly as possible.

And that includes the emotional stress and turmoil. I know I would have been going crazy if my home and neighborhood would have been affected like I saw on the news, and some of the pictures here on this forum.

Best of luck to everyone in Calgary, High River, et al, and hope your lives get back to normal as soon as possible.

Snappy
06-24-2013, 08:13 PM
Glad to hear you and your tanks are ok
Thanks Laurie.