20 minutes of rain today and the water looks deep in the Don
The clouds looked like bruises
Bayview/Pottery Road... the flats are flooded
Power is out in many areas of the GTA
Eat your veggies
That first photo is amazing.
My area near the airport broke the single day rainfall record set by Hurricane Hazel back in 1954. I had a feeling it wasn't going to end well when the local streets started flowing like rivers. Not long after we lost power and didn't get it back until 4am or so. I have a feeling that a bunch of the local trails will be gone as well thanks to flooding and erosion.
They had to rescue the people from that GO train using boats and from all reports, the riders on the lower level were up to their knees! :O
Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.
And snakes. There was a video of a good sized snake swimming through the flooded GO train. Snakes on a train!
I actually rode through part of the upper Don lands by Lawrence on the way home last night, and while the water was high, it was similar to that storm we had in May, and was already receding by 6:30pm.
So I suspected nothing about the mayhem downstream, until the power (and internet) came back on at midnight.
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Not at all surprised what I saw on TV last night. Reality is this year we have seen a lot of rain and it is now June and the ground still hasn't dried up. And combined with clay the round can't absorb any more.
And come on Toronto..could you all please stop the " oh the inhumanity, The DVP has flooded again". May as well just close it every time it rains.
just northwest of toronto here it is now July.
they've just issued another weather advisory for the areas affected yesterday for the potential of more torrential downpours heavy winds and hail over night.
hope they're wrong.
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Crazy pics. Gotta remember we have Hurricane Hazel to thank for the fact that this flooding only affected roads and trails and didn't take out whole neighbourhoods. Really makes you appreciate the Conservation Areas!
Indeed. This little storm actually dumped more rain than Hazel. (in a given location not in total)
Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
Here in Scarborough it wasn't too bad. In fact we really didn't think much of the rain until the 11pm news reports of all the flooding.
I was on the rouge and highland creek trails at 6am this morning and the river wasn't anymore swelled than after a normal rain.
Hope you all made out ok and get your power up and running soon.
This is my neighbourhood last evening. The school had its boiler & electrical room flooded and there's a half dozen Toronto Hydro trucks & pumper trucks there right now working on getting it fixed. Will check out the local trails later today or tomorrow, if there's anything left of them.
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This is incredible..
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I've seen snakes on the trail... but snake on a train is a new one
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I think would take my chances and leave the train too
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It's drying up here in Caledon but trails are still too wet to ride
Eat your veggies
Etobicoke got creamed pretty good, dinky little streams which are normally an ankle deep trickle turned into raging torrents that washed cars off bridges. Several pedestrian bridges lost their guardrails from having large uprooted trees slammed into them and the local golf course has a ton of new water hazards. Etobicoke Creek is still flooding this evening and dumping water into the golf courses, according to news reports the water was high enough last night to flood the train bridges and those things are a good 20-25' above the normal water level.
Originally Posted by chuckeieio
I didn't get far on the trails since they were impassable in many places, downed trees all over the place, washouts, gooey silt & mud deposits, it was a mess. Even the packed gravel path took a bunch of damage, every so often there would be a 100' or so section that had the top 8-12" scraped clean off and the debris would get dumped downstream in a mound. Can't even get in there right now to survey the damage, it could take a while to clear all the fallen trees and rebuild the trail to connect it back together. And the south section is probably even worse since that's where it was bad enough to flood the train tracks.
I guess we have to delay any ride for at least a week.
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