On any given day Toronto looks like this...'UNDER CONSTRUCTION'
But when a FREAK storm hits it...it looks like this. Sheets of water dumped on the city in such enormous volume, visibility was zero and motorists had to stop where they were. Most of us have never seen rain like that before. It truly was abnormal.
And the aftermath is this. Toronto has not been flooded like this since 1954 when Hurricane Hazel arrived for a visit. Even then, it wasn't nearly as bad. They had some advance notice before she hit town and prepared....but this storm created unprecedented flash floods.... no warning at all.
The sewers backed up in most of the Greater Toronto Area homes. Sewers exploded on most streets sending manhole covers flying like lethal weapons and filling streets with raw sewage.
Cars were abandoned all over the city
Even the rescue teams ran into trouble
The subway was completely flooded
Okay...this is a slight exaggeration
But it is 'Shark Week'
A damsel in distress decides to brave the waters
Rescue teams worked relentlessly to get passengers to safety in case the train was tipped by a water surge. The lower compartments of the train were flooded and the passengers all crowded into the upper floors.