WATCH: Brampton flood waters causes commuter chaos and property damage

Published August 23, 2022 at 2:54 pm

With flood waters subsiding in Brampton after a downpour on the weekend, residents are cleaning up and sharing their experiences of the storm online.

Social media savvy Bramptonians took to Tik Tok, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to post videos of the rising waters and shared images of kayakers paddling down Brampton streets, cars underwater, and flood water pouring into residential basements.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Brampton on Sunday evening (Aug. 21), causing parts of the city to experience localized flooding after receiving more than 100 mm of rain.

User ericv110 posted two videos showing water running down a residential Brampton street, and another showing a man in a yellow kayak getting ready to take a trip down a flooded roadway.

@ericv110 Brampton flooding #brampton #flooding #onstorm ♬ Sticky – Drake

@ericv110 Brampton flood #BreakYourAlgorithm #flood #kayak #brampton ♬ Sunny Day – Ted Fresco

Videos posted by user 401__da_sarpanch showed drivers trying to navigate a flooded street and another clip showed two vehicles submerged up to their windows at an underpass.

@401_da_sarpanch Heavy Rain Causing Floods In Brampton. . #Brampton #rain #storm #onpoli #peel #Toronto #Mississauga #WeatherUpdate #trucking #TruckDriver #flooding ♬ original sound – 401dasarpanch

As for property damage, many videos of water leaking into Brampton basements have been posted across social media since the storm passed, including this one from user mannsab84.

@mannsab84♬ original sound – User009678456732555

A spokesperson for Peel Paramedics said there was an increase in calls on Sunday evening related to the storm, but was unable to comment on any injuries or individuals transported to hospital as a result of the floods.

Requests for comment to the city on the extent of the flood damage and clean up efforts were not returned.

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