Alberta's officially got one more crisis to worry about. A northern part of the province has been hit with an intense flood that has resulted in mandatory evacuations. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo says that the Fort McMurray flood has the area evacuating following the accumulating water as high as some car doors. Pictures of the intense situation have been posted all over social media. 

Fort McMurray is the latest Canadian location to be put under an evacuation order following a dangerous flood. 

In an online post, officials have stated that a number of areas are under a mandatory evacuation order including Pond Crescent, Poplar Crescent, and the southern parts of Alberta Drive closest to Hospital Street.

All evacuees are being asked to following signs and designated evacuation routes set out by officials. 

Should you find yourself under this order, report to the drive-thru Registration Centre located at the Oil Sands Discovery centre to receive further information and accommodations. 

The evacuation order writes that the Athabasca River is currently breaking and water levels are extremely high.

All members of the public are advised to stay away from riverbanks due to the danger. 

Even with the situation at hand, everyone is asked to practise social distancing and follow current public health recommendations. 

Some of the photos show cars almost completely covered by water. 

Along with the images, videos of the flooding have also been posted online, one of which shows a large truck struggling to get through a road that has been completely overtaken by water. 

According to a Reddit post, a person was even rescued from the roof of their car by two Good Samaritans after getting completely stuck in the water. 

At this time, Mayor Don Scott confirmed on Facebook that they would be asking for assistance from the federal government and the military. 

As of now, Fort McMurray is also under a boil water advisory.

In a tweet, the advisory states that discolouration of tap water in Fort McMurray has been occurring for households north of the Athabasca River bridges. 

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