Flood watch issued for City of Toronto as heavy rain continues

Jun 23 2017, 7:49 pm

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

After heavy rainfall last night and into this morning, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) issued a flood watch at 5:45 am today.

It has been a long spring of dealing with flooding in Toronto, with the city’s Islands in particular taking the biggest hit.

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 excessive water:

Stay safe out there, Toronto. And hope for sunshine soon.

TRCA Flood Watch Weather Conditions

Toronto and Region Conservation advises that areas of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have already received 20-40mm of rain in the early morning of Friday June 23, 2017. Environment Canada advises that another system is approaching the GTA from the northwest that could bring another 20-25 mm of rainfall with the possibility of thunderstorms to occur starting around 7-8am. 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.

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