The Canadian Press

2013-07-08 | Weather-Ont-Storms

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On July 8th, parts of Toronto received a single-day rainfall record of 126 millimeters, edging out hurricane Hazel in 1954. An intense storm caused flash flooding which led to downtown traffic chaos and widespread power outages. Drivers abandoned their waterlogged vehicles, large parts of the subway and rail services were shut down and the Marine Unit rescued nearly 14-hundred passengers from a flooded GO Transit train. Canadian Press reporter Bill Draper had this report.

Date: 2013-07-08
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 31 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << water logged and abandoned vehicles dotted the region's flooded roads and highways some were left sitting in water up to the windows some flights were cancelled subway service in Toronto was temporarily halted during the evening rush and the goal commuter train was stranded in water up to the lower windows as it headed north to Richmond hill Environment Canada says some parts of the GTA received more than one hundred millimeters of rain easily eclipsing Toronto's one day rainfall record of twenty nine point two millimeters bill draper the Canadian press Toronto >>

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