Floods happen. Here in Tofino, I live with the reality that a tsunami or earthquake could have a devastating effect on my town. Sometimes, when disasters are covered, News broadcasters will share only the most traumatized faces, the most heart-wrenching stories.
But in every disaster, there is a community. And frequently, there is a sense of pride and self reliance – and with every citizen owning a camera phone, the real story is told by the people who live it.
Bravery, calm, stoicism and gratitude. That’s what I see in these photos from the past 48 hours of flooding in Alberta. I’d like to share: