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A short photo Essay: Toronto Flooding July 2013

by Woodrow Walden

Back in July of this year Toronto experienced some of the worst flooding it has ever seen. It swamped cars, flooded basements and even stranded a GO Train traveling up the Don Valley trapping just over a thousand people for several hours. 126mm of rain were reported at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport which is more than fell during Hurricane Hazel back in 1954, which until July was the highest rainfall amount recorded in Toronto.

Here are a few photos from that day…

Flooding on the Don Valley CN Rail corridor
Flooded Tracks

High Water on the Don River: Normally these bridge is about 6 or 8 feet about the river
Swollen Don River

Getting a better look: Trying to see what everyone is looking at.
What's going on?

Shock and Awe: Watching the drama unfold on the Don Valley Parkway below
In Shock

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