Wednesday, May 30, 2012

heavy rain

a lake flowed up to the front door

water ready to flow over the door step

time to unplug the drain
A severe storm struck Montreal yesterday, about 5 PM. I was surprised to open the door to this basement apartment and see water up to the doorstep and a lake outside. Water flowed down the driveway. I jumped into rubber boots and cleared debris away from the drain holes, just as the water was about to start pouring into my apartment. The water quickly went down the drain outside the garage door. I saw on the news how some basements and a few metro stations and stores were flooded. The orange metro line was shut down for a while. The Montreal sewer system was maybe not designed to handle tropical storms.

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