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A look back at the devastating floods in Alberta and how The Weather Network team struggled with emotion.

MUST SEE: Behind the Rising Water

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    Thursday, August 1, 2013, 8:14 AM -

    June 20, 2013- The Town of Canmore declares a state of local emergency.

    "Banks at Cougar Creek are unstable. Please STAY AWAY from Cougar Creek and all water bodies. Residents south of the pedestrian bridge over Cougar Creek are being evacuated. Other residents are being notified to prepare for possible evacuation," the Town of Canmore states on their website.

    This was just the beginning of one of Alberta's most devastating flood events and one of Canada's biggest weather stories of the year.

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Starting on Sunday, August 4 at 7pm ET, The Weather Network presents a special feature called "Behind the Rising Water."

    "Behind the Rising Water" takes an in depth look at The Weather Network's response to the Alberta flood event and the balance of emotion and journalism the team struggled with while watching this story unfold. 

    "The special talks about the weather system that caused the Alberta flood, what it was like in the days leading up, how everyone responded to seeing the shocking images, how they covered the story from all angles, and then moves into the warm and fuzzy feeling everyone got as we saw the community band together to clean up and put on the Stampede," says Weather Network production producer Karina Sinclair. "Then we compare/contrast the Toronto flood briefly, and finish off with a discussion of why the city landscapes responded the way they did, and what the future holds for urban planning, hydrology and meteorology working more closely together, and whether this is something people need to worry about happening more often." 

    You don't want to miss this! 

    The special will air on The Weather Network on TV this Sunday, August 4 at 7pm, 10pm and 1am ET. 
    And if you want to see it again, the program will air again on Wednesday, August 7 at 7pm, 10pm and 1am ET and again on Saturday, August 10 at 11am and 2pm ET.

    (The Canadian Press)

    (The Canadian Press)

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