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On the eve of one of the worst floods in Canadian history, southern Alberta braces for more heavy rain this week. Deja vu? Stay with The Weather Network for live updates.

Heavy rain forecast in southern Alberta on same week as last year's devastating floods

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:22 PM - This week is a week many Albertans will never forget.

It's been a year since the province was devastated by the worst flooding in Canadian history and several communities including Calgary, High River, Canmore and Bragg Creek are still feeling the effects.

Thirty-two states of emergency were declared across the province starting on June 19, 2013, as the flows of three major rivers rose to almost 10 times their normal rates.

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It is considered the costliest disaster in Canadian history with an estimated $5 billion in damage.


With heavy rain in the forecast for southern regions this week, it could be feeling like deja vu for some Albertans.

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning early Monday, with up to 80 mm of rain forecast in the hardest hit areas through Tuesday.

"Rain, at times heavy, is expected," said EC in the warning. "A low pressure system moving into the northern United States will bring significant rainfall to southern Alberta. The heaviest rain will begin this afternoon with total amounts of 50 to 80 millimetres expected before rainfall tapers off Wednesday morning."

A widespread thunderstorm risk also covers the province with the chance for isolated severe storms far to the north.

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