Amidst the disaster of the flooding in Alberta, there's a small measure of good news: a man and his pet cat escaped a sinking pickup truck, and it was captured in dramatic fashion by Canadian Press photographer Jordan Verlage.
Momo the cat and his owner Kevan Yaets had to swim to safety, after Yaets' truck was swept away by the flooded Highwood River in High River, Alberta. The city's name is unfortunately playing out in reality with the river's overflowing banks.
Y! Geekquinox blogger Scott Sutherland writes that tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in southern Alberta over the past 24 hours, as swollen streams and rivers overflowed their banks, some with so little warning that residents had no choice to flee to the roof of their houses to await rescue.
Residents in High River were some of the hardest hit, as the water flowed over the banks of the Highwood River, forcing them to evacuate to the local high school.
- Disasters & Accidents