Montreal swamped with flashflooding from cloudburst storm

May 30. 2012MONTREALA wall of rain collapsed onto Montreal in one torrential instant that flooded city streets, closed subway stations, caused power failures, damaged private property and forced evacuations from public buildings Tuesday. It took only a few minutes to transform downtown streets into miniature canals. The foul odor of overflowing sewage floated over the area near the port. Many thousands of people were affected. While some scooped water from their own basements, much larger buildings were evacuated including a fancy downtown hotel, the Quebec provincial library, multiple university pavilions, commercial centers and a large part of the metro system. More than 28,000 people lost electricity in Quebec, with more than half those disruptions occurring in the province’s biggest city. All but about 4,300 customers in the province and 1,900 in Montreal regained their power later in the evening. The brief but powerful storm saw a sunny afternoon lapse into night-like darkness. A solid slab of water crashed through the air, eventually bursting sideways in what looked like puffy, swirling white clouds. -HP
contribution by Samantha R.
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6 Responses to Montreal swamped with flashflooding from cloudburst storm

  1. Samantha: look, more… crazy amount of rain fell in about 3hrs..

    • Martin says:

      i live 20 min form montreal and this is completely nuts! insane and dark day ahead coming, and lets not forget all these non stop protest too

  2. Marie-Louise says:

    Interestingly, today is the day (the only one in almost 4 months) when the population will not take to the streets in Montreal, as they have done for more than 100 days by hundreds of thousands every day, protesting a rise in student fees and now also defying a draconian law (Loi 78) voted few weeks ago against the civil liberties.After renewed negotiations yesterday with government, the protesters are waiting today for a governemental response to their requests. For 3 weeks now, the population en masse has been banging on pots and pans in the evening to defy the Loi 78, and even 500 jurists demonstrated yesterday in the streets to notify the population and the government of their opposition to Loi 78 and their support to those who protest in the streets.

  3. Khuleh says:

    Can someone really explain this to me,when they say a slap of water?

  4. Jennie says:

    Alvin, 4 earthquakes, Peru, Mexico, Russia and Kazakhstan. 30th may . 23:23 time in the uk.

  5. Wiseguy says:

    Yup, I was there, had to leave the office 3h later to avoid traffic. We also had tornadoes last friday. But still, the media keep telling us this is happening every 100 years… Funny, we had the same thing last summer and a few others before !!!

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