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Disaster situation in Canada

26 June 2013

According to the Embassy of Bulgaria in Ottawa, an emergency has been declared in severalcities in Alberta and southern parts of the province of Manitoba, as a result of heavy rains and record rising of the levels of the Bow and Elbow rivers.

More than 100 000 peoplehave been evacuated in Calgary and other cities of the province of Alberta. Residents of towns along the Saskatchewan river also have been warned to leave their homes because of the expected overflowing of the river.

The floods have left hundreds of thousands of households without electricity. There have been disruptions totransport links in the affected areas, including the Trans-Canadian highway. Rail transport has been suspended. Schools are closed.

Three victims have been reported. The military have been deployed to assist those affected by the situation. According to local authorities, these are the most devastating floods in the region for the past 100 years.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises Bulgarians in the country not to travel in the affected areas, to keep themselves informed about the current situation and to strictly follow the advice of the local authorities.

If necessary, Bulgarian citizens can approach the Bulgarian diplomatic missions in Canadafor additional information and advice.


Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ottawa

Address: 325 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6K5, Canada

Phone: +1 613 789 3215, Fax: +1613789 35 24

After hours: +1 613 915 5900

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/canada

Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Toronto

Address: 65, Overlea blv. Suite 230, Ontario M4N 1R1, Toronto

Phone: +1416696 24 20 27 +1416696 78, Fax: +1416696 80 19

After hours: +1 416 892 1738

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/canadagc

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