Are these people nuts?
A Go train was stranded by the high water and 1400 commuters had to be ferried off by small dinghies. It's a good thing the trains have an upstairs level as that's where most of the passengers waited.
Our power went out at 6:15 p.m. and came back at 11:00 p.m. About 300,000 homes were without power. I checked TV when the power came back to see what was happening and at that point they had only managed to rescue half of the passengers....long night for them:(
Here's a video to show you how much water was in the storm drains downtown. We have had so much rain lately that they were already at capacity. Toronto is actually built in an ancient sea bed so all water naturally goes downhill towards Lake Ontario.
We had 100 mm plus in rain yesterday in some parts of the city. We are high up so we were very lucky in our neighborhood. There was a bit of a stream running past our back steps and the road was flowing but downhill and our storm drains managed the flow.
Some of our neighbours who have underground garages will have flooding. Here's some more video of downtown T.O.
And guess what....it's starting to rain again!