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Emergency Preparedness: Flood safety tips ahead of Toronto’s spring rains, summer thunderstorms

Last July, Toronto endured one of the worst thunderstorms in decades that dumped 126 millimetres of rain in 90 minutes, flooding basements, creating flash floods in the city’s west end and downtown and costing the city tens of millions of dollars.

Flash flooding usually happens with little or no advance warning, CityNews meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai said.