Cow rescued after nearly a month of rain in floodwaters

Two cows were rescued from swollen floodwaters in Alberta, Canada, after a month’s worth of rain poured down on the area in two days. Authorities in Calgary said they received hundreds of calls for help and help from people far away.

I will never forget last week’s floods that washed through the #yyc. When rescue crews were called in, the first question they asked was “Can you help?” — Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) November 21, 2018

“The calls started pouring in about 12:30 p.m. A local farmer called to report his herd of cows had wandered out into floodwaters,” said Calgary Police Const. Simon Spigelmeyer. “We knew there was a problem right away because that was the kind of location we would get the calls from.”

However, in a city with a population of more than a million people, the police were overwhelmed by the volume of calls pouring in. Some people took matters into their own hands, like Carol Smeaton, a resident who helped rescuers track down the cows.

“We’re a little unconventional, but I didn’t want to just stand by and watch,” Smeaton said.

Officials in Calgary said they took about 160 Cows to rescue. The river also triggered forest fires in the area.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.


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