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Toronto hit with flash floods last night, same storm could cause flooding in Montreal

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DH Montreal Staff Aug 08, 2018 6:38 am 636

Downtown Toronto was drenched with a torrential downpour last night that resulted in flash floods.

The heavy rain was very localized and The Weather Network estimates that some Toronto areas received more than 100 mm of rain in less than 3 hours.

The result was widespread flash flooding, as the rain quickly overwhelmed drainage systems, flooded underpasses, roads and some buildings.

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The storm threat has started to build in Montreal as of Wednesday morning. The Weather Network predicts “downpours, heavy rain, and embedded thunderstorms towards dinnertime and even localized urban flooding.”

We’ll keep you updated on weather warnings as the potential storm approaches.

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