FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2013
CALGARY, ALBERTA -The city of Calgary and surrounding Southern Alberta communities including Canmore, Banff, High River, Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley were in a state of emergency due to significant flooding. The severe flooding began Thursday afternoon June 20th and was due to record-breaking rainfall amounts combined with run-off from the melting snow in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Due to the mandatory evacuation of many communities and closure of various roads – Highland Moving and Storage Ltd. in Calgary instructed all operation teams on site to return back to the main office early on Friday June 21, 2013. By doing so, all of our office staff and teams were able to return home safely.The severe flooding has not directly impacted our Calgary office and storage facility.
As of Saturday morning, one hundred thousand people were still directly affected by means of evacuation or without power and or gas. Over twenty communities within the city including downtown remain on lockdown with the hope of re-opening anytime between now and the latter end of this week. Many communities surrounding city have been affected tremendously and the flood cleanup will take months to complete.
Safety of our teams and customers remain our top priority. For the next two weeks, the Highland Moving teams will continue to work around the clock to ensure all impacted families are serviced. Please be patient with us as we do our best to ensure all delayed deliveries are assisted as soon as possible.
We appreciate the heartfelt concerns we have received over the past few days from many agents and accounts from around the world. Any agents or individuals who would like to assist are urged to make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross online at redcross.ca or by contacting the following number 1-800-418-1111.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Highland Moving & Storage