Torrential rains on Saturday caused severe flooding on the plains in and around Calgary, flooding thousands of homes and stranding people in campgrounds. One columnist for the Calgary Herald quoted a rescue worker "You can't cure stupid" -- he was upset that people ignored repeated warnings to evacuate.
This photo in the Herald will probably win prizes:
CREDIT: Ted Jacob, Calgary Herald
Paul Tarjan and his cats, in pet carriers, are lifted by helicopter near Bottrel after the Dogpound Creek overflowed its banks.
Look carefully: you can count three cat carriers.
I wonder how many animal lovers will think they should've saved the cats first...