Dana Tyrell evacuated from Calgary condo to avoid flooding
Lightning right wing Dana Tyrell is high and dry at his parents house in Airdrie, Alberta. The neighborhood surrounding his Calgary condo, not so much.
Tyrell evacuated his home Thursday night ahead of the expected major flooding that has swamped not only Calgary -- reports out of Canada said the Saddledome, home of the Flames, had water up to the 10th row of seats -- but several communities in southern Alberta.
"My condo is right next to the Saddledome," Tyrell said. "It's crazy. I've never seen anything like it."
Former Lightning general manager Jay Feaster, now GM of the Flames, said his home in a Calgary suburb has not been affected.
The flooding, which occurred after heavy rains swelled the Bow and Elbow rivers, was expected. The CBC in Canada said about 75,000 people were evacuated.
Tyrell, 24, who grew up in Airdrie, about 15 miles north of Calgary, said his 17th floor condo will not be damaged by the flooding.
"Everything is shut down, everything is flooded," Tyrell said, and added, "I wish I was in Tampa right now."