July 9, 2013. Yesterday in Toronto, Canada began heavy showers. Now completely flooded city streets, sometimes the water level reaches 2 m. Traffic, including the metro, paralyzed.
According to forecasters, less than a day in the metropolis has dropped 90 mm of rain, and most likely in the next few hours, this figure will increase to 100 mm.
Authorities urged people as possible not to leave their homes, but some of them even if you want to not be able to do that. Meanwhile, thousands of people were locked in the commuter trains currently rescuers evacuate the passengers.
In Toronto, a “hot line”, which is constantly receiving messages from people trapped in their cars. Fortunately, no one has passed on information about the dead or wounded.
Almost completely stopped subway, canceled and delayed dozens of flights in the near Pearson airport.
In the city of the power supply more than 300 thousand disabled. Homes in the nearby town of Mississauga, is part of the Greater Toronto, without light there are still 700 thousand. Residents. Power outages, although not so massive, and marked in Brampton, also part of the agglomeration.