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Flood watch issued for City of Toronto as heavy rain continues

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DH Toronto Staff Jul 20, 2017 4:28 am 400

A flood watch has been issued for the City of Toronto.

After heavy rainfall earlier this morning, the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) issued a watch this afternoon.

During a flood watch, the TRCA urges everyone to “exercise extreme caution around all bodies of water and avoid driving in low-lying areas and roadways particularly at underpasses, as well as the shoreline.”

Parts of the city have already been shut down due to flooding, including the DVP:

According to the TRCA Flood Watch Weather Conditions, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have already received 20-40 mm of rain in the late morning from a fast moving system. It says that Environment Canada advises that an additional 20 mm of rainfall can fall as the system tapers off this afternoon.

“Water levels within TRCA’s watercourses are rising due to the rainfall and there is the potential that water levels will exceed its riverbanks resulting in riverine flooding,” states the TRCA.

Earlier today, Environment Canada issued two weather statements, including one regarding today’s rainfall.

Stay safe, Toronto.

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