Tuesday, July 09, 2013

More Canadian Flooding!

There's been more urban flooding in Canadian cities! Yesterday, a thunderstorm dropped a month's worth of rain in a couple of hours on the Toronto area. Storm drains filled to overflowing, and if there was an underpass, it was likely flooded.
Even the subway trains and stations were affected.
Check out The Guardian for a few excellent photos of police and emergency personnel in small boats, rescuing stranded passengers from the Go Train. That's the train I rode a few times with my kayak and gear in a bag... would have been useful! Was that the Toronto Police Marine Unit, carrying commuters to safety? And farther on in the slideshow of images, is someone in a red canoe paddling past a bicycle being ridden half-way to its hubs in flood water. Alternate transportation works.

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