A severe, heavy, slow-moving thunderstorm caused flash flooding in Toronto and the surrounding area. The rain started falling at about 4 p.m. on 8th July. The torrential rain flooded the downtown areas of the city; halted traffic on several roads and highways; knocked out power to 300,000 people; stranded commuters in cars, buses & subway trains; damaged basements and even shut down roads and sections of the Toronto’s subway system. People uploaded number of Toronto flooding photos on social networking websites. These photos show several feet of water in parking lots as well as on streets, sidewalks and under bridges. Let's checkout some images of people during Toronto flooding.
126 millimetres (almost 5 inches) of rainfall was recorded at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in just two hours. It was the wettest moment in history of Toronto. Generally, the city gets 75 millimeters (2.95 inches) of rainfall in the month of July. The storm beat out an almost 60-year-old single-day rainfall record of the city.
Photos of People During Toronto Flooding:
A woman getting back into her flooded car after checking the car’s engine.
A woman getting out of the window to check the car’s engine.
A car got stuck in the rain water during heavy rain.
Toronto police kneeled down on top of a trapped vehicle.
Kids walking through floodwater on the Don Valley Parkway.
A man watching the scene after heavy rainfall on the Don Valley Parkway during the floods.
A GO Train stranded in flood water with passengers on board.
Passengers waiting for rescue.
The water raised in a stranded GO Train.
Passengers climbed to the top level of the double-decker train as floodwater entered into the lower levels.
Fire crews going towards a stucked GO Train to rescue people.
Firefighters rescuing people from a flooded GO train with the help of a small inflatable boat.
A police officer carrying a passenger from the stranded Go Train.
Commuters rescued from GO Train about 1 a.m. by police.
Water entered the Museum subway.
A man was riding his bicycle in the flooded streets on the Don Valley Parkway.
Submerged cars after heavy rainfall at the Bayview Extension.
A passerby helping a man to come out of his submerged vehicle.
Stranded passengers sleeping at the Ottawa airport.
A man asking for help.
People crossing Bloor Street in the heavy rainfall.
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