2013 High River Floods

Located just 30 minutes south of Calgary, High River is a small town known for it’s friendly character. High River has a population of 12,920 and sits along the Highwood River.

In June 2013, the town of High River experienced a flood that caused waters to rise above vehicles and necessitated the rescue of over 150 people from their rooftops. The entire city was forced to evacuate. 70% of homes in High River were moderately to severely damaged by the flooding and 79 of 83 town buildings experienced significant damage, driving many small businesses out of town.

The powerful images and videos below tell the story of how High River Youth are Creating Disaster Recovery & Resilience.