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Old 07-27-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Sunday's Storm -Post Pics-



Did Hamilton get the worst of the storms on Sunday? Post your flooding pics!

These pics were taken, not by me, following one of the numerous heavy downpours that rocked the GTA this past Sunday(July 26 2009). The location is the Red Hill Valley Expressway facing northbound(towards the lake).

For anyone who did not know the Red Hill does have water run off to the nearby Creek.

My father is a director in the planning dept @ city of Hamilton and I had asked if they planned this one out or if someone cocked up. He responded that essentially in Hamilton all roads are required to be spec'd to endure the "Storm of the Century" and that the storm was beyond the capacity of the city infrastructure based on pure volume falling coupled with the short durations.


I employ everyone to post their pics, be them personal or from some other media. I know it rained everywhere on Sunday, minus Niagara Falls, so lets see some pics!
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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i missed it, i was In Montreal from thursday... But on the way there i got into some kind of storm with insane rain.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:38 PM   #5
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Holy shit!!

I saw some of it in the news about the flooding in Toronto, didn't look far off from that.
Sorry though, no pics... it just rained up here.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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That was some crazy stuff. They closed the QEW for a few hours due to flooding in Hamilton.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #9
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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no disrepect to the OP or his father, but just how big did the city think that the "storm of the century" would be? the storm was big, but i doubt it was the biggest we've ever had, nor will it be the biggest we've seen yet..
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no disrepect to the OP or his father, but just how big did the city think that the "storm of the century" would be? the storm was big, but i doubt it was the biggest we've ever had, nor will it be the biggest we've seen yet..
I'm sure we've had wilder and longer storms in the past, more rainfall, etc... but the difference is how much water fell in such a short amount of time. If we had the exact same rainfall spread over a day, it wouldn't have been a big deal. Because it happens over a few short hours, the volume of water on the ground was just too much for the city infrastructure to handle...
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