Fleeing Fort McMurray

Residents of Alberta’s Fort McMurray flee devastating wildifre that threatens to destroy entire city of 80,000+

This striking image depicts the evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alberta, a community of more than 80,000 people. The entire municipality was ordered to empty as one of the worst fires in Canadian history threatened to consume the city and its environs. Fleeing residents passed very close to the fire on their way out of danger on Highway 63.

View from inside the Alaskan Way tunnelling operation

Take a virtual tour of the Alaskan Way tunneling operation, courtesy of WSDOT’s drone

“Just a few days before the SR 99 tunneling machine started tunneling under the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the Washington State Department of Transportation flew a video-equipped drone through the SR 99 tunnel to show Seattle Tunnel Partners’ construction progress. On an average day, the tunnel is bustling with construction. To avoid disrupting crews, this video was recorded in between regular work shifts.”