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Alberta Floods Spread as Water Subsides in Oil Hub of Calgary

Flood threats in Alberta spread to new parts of the province as water levels began to subside in Calgary and other southern Alberta cities first hit this weekend by rain-swollen rivers flowing east from the Rocky Mountains.

Evacuation orders were issued to towns north and east of Calgary, with the flood-warning zone stretching some 250 miles (402 kilometers) north from the Montana border. About 10,000 people evacuated Medicine Hat as Canadian military forces sandbagged the city in preparation for the arrival of the surging river waters that inundated cities to the west.