Vancouver team of experts headed to flood-ravaged Calgary

A specialized team of rescue workers from Vancouver is headed to Calgary to help that city recover from unprecedented flooding.

Mayor Gregor Robertson has confirmed 30 members of the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue –or HUSAR– Team have been deployed to help six City of Vancouver workers already in Calgary.

If needed, 20 more HUSAR members are prepared for departure.

The team includes emergency operations command staff, task force leaders, engineers, firefighters and paramedics who could spend up to two weeks in Alberta.

Robertson says Vancouver’s thoughts and prayers remain with the citizens of Calgary and all the others affected by the widespread devastation of last week’s flooding.