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Heavy rains hammering southern Alberta washed out roads, led to mass evacuations, forced homeowners onto rooftops and swept two people inside a mobile home into a rain-swollen river on Thursday.

  • A flooded residence in High river, Alta. Heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta.,

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    A flooded residence in High river, Alta. Heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta.,

  • Submerged cars sit in the flood waters in High River, Alta. on June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.  Calgary and most of southern Alberta are being hammered by rain that has washed-out roads and bridges, caused mudslides and closed major highways.

    Jordan Verlage / The Canadian press

    Submerged cars sit in the flood waters in High River, Alta. on June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary and most of southern Alberta are being hammered by rain that has washed-out roads and bridges, caused mudslides and closed major highways.

  • A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alta. on June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.

    Jordan Verlage / The CAnadian press

    A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alta. on June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.

  • A helicopter carrying evacuated residents lands on a road in High River, Alta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    A helicopter carrying evacuated residents lands on a road in High River, Alta.

  • A woman wades through the flood waters in High River, Alta.

    Jordan Verlage / The Canadian press

    A woman wades through the flood waters in High River, Alta.

  • A property sits underwater in High River, Alta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    A property sits underwater in High River, Alta.

  • Two men use a fishing boat to rescue residents from a neighborhood after heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta., Thursday.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Two men use a fishing boat to rescue residents from a neighborhood after heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta., Thursday.

  • Kevan Yaets crawls out the back window of his pick up truck with his cat Momo as flood waters sweep him downstream and submerge the cab in High River, Alberta.

    JORDAN VERLAGE / The Canadian Press

    Kevan Yaets crawls out the back window of his pick up truck with his cat Momo as flood waters sweep him downstream and submerge the cab in High River, Alberta.

  • Kevan Yaets and Momo sit in the truck as it sinks on the Highwood River.

    JORDAN VERLAGE / The Canadian Press

    Kevan Yaets and Momo sit in the truck as it sinks on the Highwood River.

  • Kevan Yaets swims after his Momo to safety as his truck submerges.

    JORDAN VERLAGE / The Canadian Press

    Kevan Yaets swims after his Momo to safety as his truck submerges.

  • Kevan Yaets and his cat Momo are led to safety escaping his pickup truck swept downstream in High River, Alta. on June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.

    JORDAN VERLAGE / The Canadian Press

    Kevan Yaets and his cat Momo are led to safety escaping his pickup truck swept downstream in High River, Alta. on June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.

  • Cst. Ian Gillard driects traffic through a flooded intersection near Bragg Creek, Alta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Cst. Ian Gillard driects traffic through a flooded intersection near Bragg Creek, Alta.

  • The Trans Canada highway near Canmore, Alta., remains closed.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    The Trans Canada highway near Canmore, Alta., remains closed.

  • An RCMP cruiser blocks access to the Trans-Canada Highway in Canmore, Alta.

    John Marriott / The Canadian Press

    An RCMP cruiser blocks access to the Trans-Canada Highway in Canmore, Alta.

  • Canmore homes along Cougar Creek barely hang on.

    Craig Douce / The Canadian Press

    Canmore homes along Cougar Creek barely hang on.

  • Debris and water pours across the Trans-Canada Highway near Canmore.

    Craig Douce / The Canadian Press

    Debris and water pours across the Trans-Canada Highway near Canmore.

  • Debris and water pours across the Trans-Canada Highway near Canmore.

    Craig Douce / The Canadian Press

    Debris and water pours across the Trans-Canada Highway near Canmore.

  • Residents wade through flood waters after an evacuation order in High River, Alta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Residents wade through flood waters after an evacuation order in High River, Alta.

  • Residents ride on the side of a tanker truck as their homes are evacuated in High River, Alta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Residents ride on the side of a tanker truck as their homes are evacuated in High River, Alta.

  • Flooded stores in Black Diamond, Alta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Flooded stores in Black Diamond, Alta.

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