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Torrential rainfall causes flooding in Vancouver streets (PHOTOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 12, 2017 12:47 pm 30,096

Vancouver’s storm drains can’t keep up with the deluge of rainfall that has been pouring over the city throughout the morning.

At least two floods are happening right now.

A span of Cambie Street in downtown Vancouver between Nelson Street and Pacific Avenue is flooded, with water spilling over onto the sidewalk – next to businesses such as Blackbird Academy Daycare and Sugarbox Waxing Boutique.

Flooding on Cambie Street between Nelson Street and Pacific Avenue in downtown Vancouver. (Kim Cameron / submitted)

Across False Creek, an area of the intersection of Broadway and Cambie Street is flooded as well, with water spilling over the sidewalk and into businesses on the southwest corner.

Flooding at the intersection of Broadway and Cambie Street in Vancouver on October 12, 2017. (Alex Couillard / submitted)

Flooding at the intersection of Broadway and Cambie Street in Vancouver on October 12, 2017. (Alex Couillard / submitted)

Flooding at the intersection of Broadway and Cambie Street in Vancouver on October 12, 2017. (Alex Couillard / submitted)

To help prevent flooding, the City of Vancouver is asking residents and businesses to clear leaves from the basins of storm drains.

According to Environment Canada, the torrential rainfall will come to a halt early this afternoon. It remains to be seen whether today’s accumulation will exceed the 1961 record of 31 mm on this day.

Of course, this is the second consecutive day Vancouver has experienced crazy weather. Yesterday, a hail storm brought winter-like conditions to South Surrey and White Rock, and at least two waterspouts were spotted in Boundary Bay.

As well, snow is already falling atop Grouse Mountain – a month earlier than 2016.

If you’ve encountered a flooded street, send us a photo and the location at [email protected]

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