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Evacuation order lifted for majority of Calgary, many homes remain inaccessible
Riverbank erosion in front of Inglewood homes
Ryan White, CTV Calgary
Published Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:02AM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 23, 2013 3:54PM MDT
Residents of evacuated neighbourhoods along the Elbow and Bow Rivers are returning to their homes after being displaced for a number of days.
As of Sunday morning, the city has removed the mandatory evacuation for all communities, but as many as 10,000 residents will not be permitted to return to their homes because of safety concerns.
Restrictions remain for sections of the following communities:
- Eau Claire/ChinaTown/Downtown
- The Beltline
- Rideau Park
- Elbow Park
- Park Hill
Re-entry information centres are being established for residents who have been approved to safely return home at the following locations:
- Cliff Bungalow/Mission - 2201 Cliff St SW
- Montgomery – 5003 16 AV NW
- Bowness – 7904 43 Av NW
- Sunnyside – 1320 5 Av NW
- Roxboro/Rideau Park/Parkhill – 4013 Stanley Rd SW
- Elbow Park – 800 34 Av SW
- Ramsay Community Centre 1136 8 St SE
- Windsor Park – 5304 6 St SW
- Westmount – Louise Dean School 120 23 St NW
- Bridgeland – 917 Centre Av NE
- Bonnybrook – Ogden Legion; 2625 78th Ave SE
For information on which homes remain inaccessible visit the City of Calgary Assessment Zones map.
Residents permitted to return to their homes are asked to read The City of Calgary's important information for re-entering your home.
Mayor Nenshi says the city has turned a corner but remains in a state of emergency. Water quality within the city remains high, but water restrictions remain in place.
Rivers and riverbanks remain extremely dangerous and people are asked to stay away.