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Toronto Under Water

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Jul 8, 2013.


  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    It's absolutely insane up here right now.

    We've beat the record for heaviest rain fall. We had over 100mm of Rain slam down in just over 2 hours.

    Par example:

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    Hope all my people in the dot are doing well and safe!
     
  2. Yep. It's rather nasty. My wife called her parents, who live in Toronto, just to see how they were doing. Luckily for them, they are on higher ground.
     
  3. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Eastern N.C.
    Holy crap! Where is that first photo? Is it the 401 or the DVP?

    Yikes!
     
  4. fishtx

    fishtx

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
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    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    wow...we are in a drought down here in TX...


    Good luck!
     
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  6. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away


    It's important to keep on tryin', till you reach your higher ground.

    Stay safe and take funny flooded-city pictures, Toronto TBers!
     
  7. jaibeau

    jaibeau my fingers hurt Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    DALLAS
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    Endorsing Artist:MIKE LULL Eden/washburn (usmusiccorp) Ernie Ball
    ^^
    This-
     
  8. DVP, I think. Pretty intense. Stay safe YYZ folks!
     
  9. I thought it looked like Lakeshore. Stay safe Mrak.

    lowsound
     
  10. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    I hope you are all safe and sound and dry out soon. I live in the "FLOOD CITY" Johnstown, PA and we get lots of rain (and snow) and it has been raining every day here for the last two weeks but nothing severe like that. I was just thinking how I would like to make a trip to Toronto but I think I will wait awhile.
     
  11. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I wad caught on the damn island... We got out just in time I guess. We got absolutely soaked on our way back to the hotel... What a day.
     
  12. NWB

    NWB

    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Cripes. First Calgary and now Toronto.

    The weather gods are not favoring Canada lately.

    Those are some amazing pictures. I hope all is well for our Toronto members. Stay dry my friends!
     
  13. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Oh, and, climate change is a myth. :p :p :p

    The Don Valley really got nailed.
     
  14. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
  15. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    Don't bring that into this thread just dont
     
  16. I recall about 20 years ago when the Dallas area got 10" (250mm) in 2ish hours.

    It literally washed out my driveway, among other things.

    It was from a hurricane that slammed into the Houston-ish area and did this 250 miles inland.

    Be safe Toronto.
     
  17. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    It's actually the 427, though the DVP was just as bad.
     
  18. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Man, I'm telling you it was nuts. We were on the island when it started and had to walk through puddles up to my calves to get the ferry. When we got back to the harbor we had to run through the rain again until we got to PATH. We were halfway through it and the power failed. It was basically like the beginning of a zombie movie underground with just emergency lights. Not bad for my first trip to Ontario...
     
  19. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

    May 7, 2012
  20. seang15

    seang15 Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Not the TURBINE FREIGHT!!??
     
  21. Loved the video on the news of the GO Train passengers standing up to their waist, watching a water snake tavel along the lower level of the car... I know a few people who would have braved the water, to avoid the snake!
    Didn't get much out here in the "east end" of the city, but downtown and especially Etobicoke/Mississauga got hammered!
    Still have rotating black outs in those areas, but thing seem to be settling down, that is until that cold front makes it's way through the city this afternoon/evening... they are calling for some pretty nasty T-storms! Should be awesome at soccer practice!
    Fishheadjoe