Like many Calgarians, last month’s flooding in southern Alberta struck CBC Calgary staff hard.
The newsroom was evacuated late Thursday evening, meaning the loss of, among other things, the TV studio and radio facilities. That night’s 11 p.m. TV news was broadcast from Vancouver, while many staff worked overnight to set up a temporary shop at SAIT, so the station would be ready as Calgarians woke up to the city like few had ever seen it.
Reporters, cameramen and producers fanned out across the province and the city, while many themselves had homes and loved ones in flood-affected areas.
Here CBC Calgary staff share what struck them most about the people they met, the stories they told and their own experiences during the flooding.