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Alberta Flood Updates

Update - July 9, 2013
9:00 a.m.

Mount Royal University is a designated Disaster Recovery Registration Centre until August 17.

Mount Royal is extending its role as a Disaster Recovery Registration Centre until August 17. Albertans needing disaster financial assistance due to property damage caused by unprecedented flooding can apply for disaster financial assistance at the following registration centre:

Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB

Hours — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free parking available in Lots 7 and 8.

What to bring to the registration centre:

  1. Government-issued photo I.D.
  2. A list of damaged property with estimated measurements of square footages of home.
  3. An alternate mailing address if not living in primary residence. 
  4. And, only if available, a letter from your insurance company confirming losses are uninsurable, a land title, and photos and lists of damaged property.

After working with registration centre staff in person to complete an application for funding, applicants will receive an initial payment by mail within seven to 14 days of applying.

For further information on registration centre information, please visit the Alberta Government website.

 

Volunteer Opportunity — High River assistance

The City of Calgary is deploying shuttle buses to transport volunteers who wish to assist with the recovery efforts in High River, AB. Buses will depart every two hours from Mount Royal's Lot B betyween 8 a.m. and 4 p.m..

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own supplies: Rubber boots, face masks and gloves, as well as shovels, garbage bags and buckets. However water and snacks will be provided.

 


 

Update - June 23, 2013
Updated 2:00 p.m.

Mount Royal University is a designated Disaster Recovery Registration Centre.

Albertans needing disaster financial assistance due to property damage caused by unprecedented flooding can apply for disaster financial assistance at the following registration centres:

Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB

Red and White Club
Calgary McMahon Stadium
1817 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, AB

Hours (both locations)
July 2: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 3 – 7: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What to bring to the registration centre:

1. Government-issued photo I.D.
2. A list of damaged property with estimated measurements of square footages of home.
3. An alternate mailing address if not living in primary residence.
4. And, only if available, a letter from your insurance company confirming losses are uninsurable, a land title, and photos and lists of damaged property.

After working with registration centre staff in person to complete an application for funding, applicants will receive an initial payment by mail within seven to 14 days of applying.

For further information on registration centre information, please visit www.alberta.ca.
 


Updated 5:00 p.m.

For details on dates, times and locations of rescheduled exams, CLICK HERE

If you do not see your course on the list, please contact your professor or Chair directly.

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled exam time, please contact your professor or Chair immediately to make alternate arrangements. Some instructors have set two times for rescheduled exams.

Where possible, the same room and time for the rescheduled exam has been kept, but please check the information carefully.

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Updated 1:00 p.m.

The University will resume regular operations on Wednesday, June 26, unless otherwise directed by the City of Calgary. Students should plan to attend regularly scheduled classes or rescheduled exams. 

Students who had exams that were postponed are asked to check their email for direct messages from their faculty members. These emails will provide information on exam rescheduling or any alternative arrangements that have been made.

At this time, road closures remain in place at various locations across the city. Information on road closures and transit is frequently updated on the City of Calgary's News Blog (www.calgary.ca). We urge you to prepare accordingly for longer than usual transit times and significant travel delays. 

Urgent Update - June 23, 2013
Updated 3:30 p.m.

The City of Calgary continues to hold a State of Local Emergency in Calgary and surrounding regions. For this reason, the University has cancelled all credit and non-credit classes, all scheduled activities and has postponed all scheduled exams for Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25. This includes activities scheduled for the Mount Royal Conservatory, Recreation, Library and theatres. The Mount Royal Child Care Centre will also be closed.

We are asking students to stay home. At this time the University continues to operate only essential emergency services in support of the City of Calgary's emergency response needs.

Mount Royal is planning to resume operations on Wednesday, June 26 if the State of Local Emergency is lifted by the City of Calgary.

Urgent Update - June 21, 2013
Updated 1:30 p.m.

Due to the State of Local Emergency, please be advised that Mount Royal University has cancelled all classes (including Continuing Education courses) and has postponed all exams for Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.

The University is operating with emergency services only.

Any postponed exams will be rescheduled after the State of Local Emergency has been lifted. You will receive an email from the faculty member responsible for the course when more information is available. Please monitor your email for an update on re-scheduled exams.

The City of Calgary is asking Calgarians to stay off the roadways, so we are encouraging you to be safe and not drive unless absolutely necessary. Please check the City of Calgary website (www.calgary.ca) for the most current information on the flooding.

Due to these circumstances, the Library will be closed Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.

We understand that some of you may be affected by the flooding and we hope that you and your families stay safe and dry. Our thoughts are with you.

Mount Royal Community members on campus:

We urge you to head home. Please check the latest road closures at the City of Calgary website before leaving campus to ensure you can make it home saftely. Here is the link http://www.calgarycitynews.com/2013/06/road-closures.html. If you are not able to make it home saftely due to road closures, please contact Security and we will make arrangements for space for you to stay on campus.

As of 12:35 p.m., numerous roads, pathways and river bridges were closed, including:
 
 SB Deerfoot Trail at Southland Drive 
 EB/WB Glenmore Trail between 18 Street and Blackfoot Trail
 NB Crowchild Trail between Bow Trail and Kensington Road
 16 Avenue NW between Sarcee and Home Road (over the Bow River)
 17 Avenue and Deerfoot Trail - NB to WB ramp
 Glenmore Trail and Deerfoot Trail - NB to EB ramp
 SB Macleod Trail (Patterson)
 NB Macleod Trail (Victoria)
 9 Avenue and 7 Street SE, just north of MacDonald Avenue SE
 NB Crowchild Trail at Bow Trail
 SB Crowchild Trail north of Kensington closed due to intersection flooding
 SB Macleod Trail at 10 Avenue
 SB Macleod Trail at 9 Avenue
 Heritage Dr from Heritage Meadows Rd to Glenmore Tr SE
 WB Glenmore Trail ramp to N&S Deerfoot Tr
 4 Streeet north of 26 Avenue/Elbow Drive
 5 Street at 26 Avenue
 26 Avenue between 4 and 5 Streets SW
 Elbow Drive from 26 Avenue/4 Street to 32 Avenue
 EB Memorial Drive ramp to St. Georges Drive
 No access to Memorial Drive from the Zoo Island. St. Patrick’s/St. George’s/Zoo Island  access to south shore only.
 EB Memorial Drive NW from 10 St to Edmonton Trail (west intersection)
 WB Memorial Drive NE from Edmonton Trail (west intersection) to 10 St
 Crowchild Trail ramps to Memorial Drive EB
 Glendeer area
 Heritage Drive from Heritage Meadows Road to Glenmore Trail SE 
 WB Glenmore Trail ramp to north and south Deerfoot Trail

Elbow River
 4 St north of 26 Avenue/Elbow Drive
 5 St at 26 Avenue
 26 Avenue between 4 & 5 Streets SW 
 Elbow Drive from 26 Avenue/4 Street to 32 Avenue

Memorial Drive/Zoo
EB Memorial Drive ramp to St. Georges Drive
 No access to Memorial Drive from the Zoo island. St. Patrick’s/St. George’s/Zoo island access to south shore only.
 EB Memorial Drive NW from 10 St to Edmonton Trail (west intersection)
 WB Memorial Drive NE from Edmonton Trail (west intersection) to 10 St 
 Crowchild Trail ramps to Memorial Drive EB

Bridges over the Elbow and Bow rivers
 Baines Bridge (at the zoo)
 Centre St Bridge lower deck
 Pedestrian deck under LRT bridge at 10 Street NW

Cushing Bridge over17 Avenue SE
 4 Avenue flyover
 85 Street Bridge, between 48 Avenue NW and Bearspaw Dam Road NW
 Patterson Bridge, Macleod Trail north of 25 Avenue
 Victoria Bridge, Macleod Trail north of 25 Avenue
 Macdonald Bridge along MacDonald Avenue
 9 Avenue SE/Inglewood
 Baines Bridge at the zoo
 St. Georges Bridge
 16 Avenue west of Home Rd
 Shouldice Bridge (Bowness Road)

Please drive with extreme caution.
 
Please check back for updates as we will be providing further updates as information becomes available.