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In photos: A look at High River's lengthy flood recovery

More than one month after Alberta's devastating flooding, the town of High River is still picking up the pieces

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Much of downtown High River, Alta., is vacant and under construction as seen on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. A pile of material sits in a parking lot of a vacant apartment building.

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A house in Riverside Villas in High River, is vacant and severely damaged.

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John Willis holds his common-law wife Ronda Kalman outside of their trailer in High River. The couple finally got access to their home 32 days after the flood hit.

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John Willis is left to enter through a window to access his trailer in High River.

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Much of the downtown is vacant and under construction.

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A playground sits in dried mud in downtown High River.

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Workers carry out debris from a building some 32 days after the flood.

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Downtown High River, where many buildings are vacant and under construction.

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A trailer at the Riverside Villas in High River is vacant and severely damaged.

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Ronda Kalman holds a stuffed owl that was recovered outside of her trailer in High River.

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A worker fills a bin in High River.

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Some 100 High River residents were allowed access into their new temporary housing on July 24. The new interim housing community opened north of High River and is a modular trailer set up to give those displaced by the floods a place to stay while they rebuild or relocate.

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Another look at High River residents accessing temporary housing on July 24, 2013.

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71-year-old widow Helen Fraser from High River is photographed outside of her temporary living accommodations on July 24, 2013. She has been camping in a tent on a strangers lawn at the edge of town ever she she was displaced after the floods in June. She holds the address sign which she took from her flooded trailer that she lived in with her pets.

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