Yellow Grass residents keep close eye on weather
Watching the forecast has become a serious task for the town of Yellow Grass.
In Yellow Grass in the 1930s, 45 C was recorded as the hottest Canadian temperature ever.
Mickey Quigley is the town foreman. He says it’s a far cry from today with people now on the lookout for rain.
“When I see anything more than a 25 millimetre rain, I start planning,” he said.
More than a week ago, he worked a 24-hour day franticly trying to keep the towns pump and sewer system running.
“We thought we were over it. I mean, we had started filling in stuff and then when this came it was like a flash flood coming from the west.”
At least a dozen homes were flooded out.
Now he says his mind is consumed with forecasts, knowing the saturated fields can't handle much more than a short rainfall.
“A long, hot summer they are calling for. That’s what I hope for.”
Edited by News Talk Radio’s Karin Yeske.