McIntyre Group is using every means available to let clients, suppliers and partners know that they were forced to shut down McIntyre’s Calgary operations due to the catastrophic flooding of the Bow and Elbow rivers there. The power is out and most McIntyre staff members are attempting to return to their homes. At this point, it is not known when McIntyre Group will be able to resume operations in Alberta.
Two McIntyre Group trucks carrying four McIntyre staff members are being escorted by Calgary City Police officers to a downtown location where it is hoped the McIntyre team will be able to assemble governmental archive materials and relocate them to higher ground.
CBC News reported that Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has urged residents directly affected by the flooding to “gather your valuables and go.” The city as a whole is being urged to avoid all non-essential travel on Friday.