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Severe thunderstorm causes extensive flooding across Calgary

Posted by on 21/11/2018

A severe thunderstorm that passed through the Calgary area Tuesday afternoon caused heavy downpours and flash flooding across the city.

Environment Canada issued a warning at 3:45 p.m. about a severe thunderstorm located over south Calgary that was sitting “nearly stationary.”

The rainfall caused floodwaters to swamp vehicles parked at the Southland LRT station.

Alex Olson captured these photos of Southland LRT station, which flooded following a severe thunderstorm in Calgary Tuesday.

Alex Olson

Alex Olson captured these photos of Southland LRT station, which flooded following a severe thunderstorm in Calgary Tuesday.

Alex Olson

Alex Olson captured these photos of Southland LRT station, which flooded following a severe thunderstorm in Calgary Tuesday.

Alex Olson

At Heritage station, meanwhile, vehicles were pelted with hail.

Roads like Bow Bottom Trail were also flooded, leaving some vehicles and drivers stranded.

Hail and heavy rain floods areas of the community of Haysboro in southwest Calgary.

Charlene Kushniruk

Global Calgary viewer Scott Freilinger took this photo of funnel cloud forming near Irricana around 5:30 p.m.

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm warnings when storms are likely to produce large hail, damaging winds or torrential rainfall.

Large dark clouds move over northeast Calgary Tuesday afternoon.

Large dark clouds move over northeast Calgary Tuesday afternoon.

Chris Bassett, Global News

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