Thunderstorm rolls across Toronto leaving fallen trees and power outages in its wake
It didn't take long after a special weather alert for a dangerous storm in Toronto was issued for dark clouds to roll and skies to open up.
Environment Canada issued a storm watch but that was quickly upgraded to a warning at 3:43 p.m. They predicted heavy rainfall, potentially exceeding 50 mm in total, and wind speeds of up to 90 km/h.
Not long after the sky started to darken and thundered rolled.
It looked almost like a snowstorm.
Fast but mighty #onstorm— Kyle.Taylor (@livingbyyyz) August 26, 2021
Heavy rain in areas, @TPFFA busy with @TPSOperations with multiple reports of people needing rescuing because they are trapped in their cars in flooded waters in the North West area of Toronto #storm #Toronto pic.twitter.com/z1Zj3gjZEo
The icy pellets battered patio furniture.
But in other parts of the city, it looked like buckets of rain were coming down.
Trees and electrical wires were knocked down.
Power went out.
Hi there. We’re responding to a number of outages in the west end as a result of the storm. Can you DM us your address, so we can confirm the location of your buildings for our Dispatch team?— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) August 26, 2021
Facades were ripped off of buildings.
And roads were flooded in some places.
While many took cover, storm watchers enjoyed the show.
And then, not long after it rolled across the province, beautiful rainbows appeared.
The severe storms were quick but may not be completely done yet, Environment Canada is forecasting more wet weather tonight and for the weekend.
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