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Friday, June 21, 2013

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Friends of mine are getting married today, on the summer solstice. What a nice way to celebrate, don't you think? The turning of the Wheel, a new chapter in life...

I had plans for a lovely post and an even lovelier celebration, that's all gone.

I live in one of the parts of Southern Alberta that's been hit with a LOT of rain in the last 48 hours. My town is ok, we're just on a flood watch for the river, but the next town's bad. People have been evacuated from their homes, only to be evacuated from the evacuation centres. The Trans Canada Highway, the main artery in and out of here has been destroyed. No one will be able to get in from Calgary with any sort of ease for about a week.

Yesterday we were cut off from the rest of the world by the destruction of the highway to the east of us, and a mudslide to the west. The mudslide has been cleared, one lane of westbound traffic is getting through, so the boyfriend and I are making the push to get to Salmon Arm, BC, where the wedding is taking place. We've packed our camping gear and lots of extra food (including military rations!) just in case we get stuck along the way there or back.

Not really feeling the celebratory spirit yet, but here's hoping!