City receives 128 calls about overnight flooding in Vancouver

Oct 29 2018, 4:52 pm

After an exceptionally dry and sunny fall so far, the rain has retuned to Vancouver with a vengeance.

On Sunday night, a sudden and torrential downpour resulted in localized flooding and deteriorating conditions to Metro Vancouver.

According to Environment Canada, amounts of 15 to 20 millimetres were recorded in some areas of Vancouver, as well as in Richmond.

And on Monday, the city said it had received a flood of phone calls regarding the rain as well.

The city said that by 4 am, it had already had received 128 calls related to flooding and that crews are still working this morning to wrap up a “handful of these calls.”

As part of their response, the city deployed 25 crews to various parts of the city to aid in the cleanup and flood mitigation process, which included two street sweepers and a vacuum truck.

During the storm, three streets were temporarily closed until crews could arrive to address flooding. All three were reopened by the end of the night shift.

Localized flooding was reported in Olympic Village, Kitsilano, Yaletown, Cambie Street Village and near King Edward.

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