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In photos: flash storm causes damage across GTA

Last Updated Jun 14, 2018 at 5:19 am EDT

A tree fell over on Logan and Mortimer Avenues, taken down a traffic light after a flash storm hit Toronto and the GTA on June 13, 2018. CITYNEWS/Jerome Gange

It stopped as quickly as it started, but the storm that swept through Toronto and the GTA on Wednesday afternoon made its presence felt with downed trees, flooding and power outages.

Toronto Hydro said approximately 10,000 customers were without power soon after the downpour. That number went down to 9,000 customers by 10 p.m.

Just before 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, the power utility said around 2,100 customers are without power.

“Many of these outages are smaller and still don’t have an ETOR — especially with significant damage,” Toronto Hydro tweeted.

Click through the gallery below for photos of the flash storm’s impact:

Viewers also submitted videos of the storm damage as strong winds swept through their neighbourhoods.

 

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Ok my area must had been spared lol all we got was a quick rain few thunder noises wind wasn’t really gusty lasted about under ten minutes and that was it nothing was flying

June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am