Brampton clears flooded streets

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Published August 22, 2022 at 6:09 pm

Brampton has cleared the flood waters brought on by a severe thunderstorm last night, reopening the streets to traffic.

Flooding was part of the thunderstorm warning released August 21. When the storm arrived it brought roughly 100 mm of rain down on the city.

Mayor Patrick Brown confirmed last night around 11:30 that Brampton Fire and Emergency crews were out in force across the city. The crews responded to numerous flooding-related calls around Mayfield Rd and Hurtontario St and Kennedy Rd and Rutherford Rd.

Numerous images and videos across social media show abandoned vehicles submerged under water, and completely flooded basements.

Rain and thunderstorms were expected to continue into Tuesday, but it seems the flooding has gotten under control.

The city announced shortly after 5 p.m. that the area Mayfield Rd and Hurtontario St have been cleared of water. The also reiterated their safety precautions in case of future events;

  • Standing water may be electrically charged by indoor electrical systems and underground or downed power lines. Keep yourself, children and pets away from standing water and downed power lines.
  • Floodwaters can move quickly and pose a risk of drowning. Protect your safety and do not drive or walk through floodwaters.
  • Building structures can be affected and become unsafe. Leave your home if there are any signs of potential foundation and structural damage, including to porch roofs and overhangs
  • Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car. Don’t drive or walk through flood waters.
  • Floodwaters can contain sewage (may contain bacteria, viruses or parasites), chemicals and debris like broken glass. Avoid low-lying areas. Keep yourself, family and pets away from flood waters.
  • Do not enter a flood area unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing.

 

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