An emergency alert was issued for Westlock County Monday evening after a flood in the area.
— AB Emergencyalert (@AB_EmergAlert) August 23, 2016
The Alberta government issued the alert shortly after 7:00pm advising residents to take necessary precautions and to avoid the flooded areas.
Central Alberta was hit with rain and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening causing flooding in several other communities with a funnel cloud reported near Cold Lake.
— Margeaux Maron (@MargeauxMorin) August 23, 2016
The Edmonton area saw rain most of Monday and it is expected to continue until at least Tuesday evening. (djs)