Toronto's recent, dramatic rainstorm

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    Jul 10, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    Yesterday, my mom was telling me that she has never seen such a devastating & dramatic rainstorm in her life. She's lived in TO for close to 40 years and is originally from India (where monsoon rains are quite common). Our house is in Etobicoke (the worst hit part of Toronto). How have other Torontonians fared this storm? Are you all ready for a potential 2nd storm?
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    Jul 10, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    Come visit the Southeast USA when a hurricane is on land. You'll see dramatic rain then.
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    Jul 10, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidCome visit the Southeast USA when a hurricane is on land. You'll see dramatic rain then.

    I'm sure a hurricane is much more terrifying. However, the point that I was trying to make is that no one expected so much terror from a mere rainstorm. After all, this is Canada and we deal with snow storms on a regular basis. We don't think twice about rain; but, after Monday, we will.
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    Jul 10, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    I saw the videos. It was horrible. They were telling in the news that close to 300,000 got stuck in the rain. Oh and that poor GO train!
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    Jul 10, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
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    sweetyork saidYesterday, my mom was telling me that she has never seen such a devastating & dramatic rainstorm in her life. She's lived in TO for close to 40 years and is originally from India (where monsoon rains are quite common). Our house is in Etobicoke (the worst hit part of Toronto). How have other Torontonians fared this storm? Are you all ready for a potential 2nd storm?


    well, it's better than snow, ain't it?


    People expect heavy snow up there more than the heavy rain.
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    Jul 10, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
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    sweetyork saidYesterday, my mom was telling me that she has never seen such a devastating & dramatic rainstorm in her life. She's lived in TO for close to 40 years and is originally from India (where monsoon rains are quite common). Our house is in Etobicoke (the worst hit part of Toronto). How have other Torontonians fared this storm? Are you all ready for a potential 2nd storm?


    well, it's better than snow, ain't it?


    People expect heavy snow up there more than the heavy rain.


    man, don't know how they can deal with it up there.


    Having lived in Canada for 2 and half years, it is not as bad as some people make it look. It is a great place, I love it. The only thing is all that lack of sunshine means that you will need some vitamin D pills to support your health.
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    Jul 10, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
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    sweetyork saidYesterday, my mom was telling me that she has never seen such a devastating & dramatic rainstorm in her life. She's lived in TO for close to 40 years and is originally from India (where monsoon rains are quite common). Our house is in Etobicoke (the worst hit part of Toronto). How have other Torontonians fared this storm? Are you all ready for a potential 2nd storm?


    well, it's better than snow, ain't it?


    People expect heavy snow up there more than the heavy rain.


    man, don't know how they can deal with it up there.


    Having lived in Canada for 2 and half years, it is not as bad as some people make it look. It is a great place, I love it. The only thing is all that lack of sunshine means that you will need some vitamin D pills to support your health.


    doesn't it get cold up there though especially around ontario where you have the air blowing from the great lakes into the cities.


    The heating facilities everywhere are awesome. The wind chills does bother me but you can easily invest in some good earmuffs. I am also a little twisted on this subject because I grew up with lots of sunshine with long summers and short winters and even in winters, the temperature rarely drops below 10C. So, when I went to Canada, all I wanted to do was build a snowman and jump in a pile of snow. It looked very exotic to me. I saw the ugly face of it in my second winter but I was well equipped by then.