Calgary Fire Department received over 200 911 calls in 3 hours on Tuesday

Oct 18 2017, 4:47 pm

Sure, hail is loud, snow is slippery, and rains can cause floods, but wind is surprisingly damaging when it blows in full force.

Much as it did on Tuesday, when Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement in Calgary, warning of winds up to 130 km/h.

Those winds hit hard; downing trees, power lines, and even gigantic pieces of metal.

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According to a release from the Calgary Fire Department, over 200 911 calls were made in three hours alone on Tuesday, with peak traffic of 36 calls coming in at once.

The uptick in call volume started at around 3:30 pm, and eventually subsided around 6:30 pm.

The release stated that there were no reported injuries throughout the rather destructive day, though citizens are reminded to stay away from downed power lines to keep that number at zero, and to call 911, or 311 in a non-emergency situation.