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2012-12-20 at 13:36

May flood is Environment Canada's 8th top weather story of the year

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THUNDER BAY -- The city's flood in May has made Environment Canada's list of the top weather stories of the year.

Hundreds of people were impacted by the record rainfall of May 28th that led to extensive flooding. It's a disaster that forced large numbers of people from the homes, and even now work  continues to repair the damage.

Environment Canada has ranked the flooding in Thunder Bay and in other urban communities, such as Montreal and Toronto, as the eighth biggest weather story of the year in Canada.

The weather service says we received over 120-millimetres of rain during the course of the two day storm, with 71-millimetres falling in just six hours. And along with home flooding, the city suffered power outages, road and bridge washouts and some streets and parking lots were turned into small lakes.

Thunder Bay also felt the effects of Environment Canada's biggest weather story of the year, which is the unusually warm weather that Canadians have experienced throughout 2012.


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commonsense says:
The City has come out looking pretty good after the consultant's report.
But, what really needs to be dealt with, is WHY is so much storm water getting in to the sewer system? How much is being done to correct that situation?
apparently, the wonder from some building roofs in downtown P.A. empty into the storm water system. Is it even possible to deal with some of these issues? What is being done to address the problem?
We are all going to pay in the long-term with increased insurance rates, so our City needs to be finding ways to deal with this, not just say it's not their fault.
12/20/2012 7:33:36 PM
TBDR says:
Short answer is that the sewer system is old and outdated. Sure many areas have been upgraded... but many have not. The bulk of the upgrades have only happened in the past 10-15 years, whereas many streets are still 20-30 years behind where they should be. It seems many previous councils didn't think upgrading infrastructure was a priority.
12/21/2012 10:47:39 AM
Tim H. says:
Neither has this one. Your boy is too busy breaking his campaign promises to even stand up for the citizens that these "supposed previous councils" neglected.

Instead of wasting money we dont have on multiplexes without promised plebescites, we should be fixing our sewers.

Instead of dreaming of "peace bridges" he should be standing up for the people of this city and grandstanding for a proper functioning sewer system.

but all we get is more nonsense, more lies, more blank clueless stares.

We'll see those blank looks on his face come next election and he wonders why people turned their backs on him, but all he will have to do is look at his term and see what he did to the people of this city for the reasons.
12/21/2012 6:26:48 PM
razor_burn says:
Must of been an uneventful year for weather in this country.
12/21/2012 9:06:31 AM
jimmyboy54 says:
Reply to TBDR,funny that you make note of previous city councils that were not willing to invest in the much needed infrastructure,well in case you are unaware,again go back in time and you will find that the majority of present city council are long standing, so with that said your post really does not make all that much sense as well we have a mayor who is fully behind spending $106 million dollars on a Multiplex all the while our local TBRHSC is in a constant state of "Gridlock".We have a vast shortage on long term health care beds,a severe shortage of affordable rental apartments for the constantly growing numbers of individuals who cannot afford to pay full market rent,we do not have near enough beds for those who are willing to try and kick their drug habit.The numbers are up once again at all of the local food banks,numbers are up with meals being served to people at the Dew Drop In,Thunder Bay Shelter House and the Salvation Army and you still believe we have an effective Mayor
12/21/2012 6:26:29 PM
hadenough says:
Once again Jimmyboy the City has absolutely nothing to do with funding for health care or anything to do with health care.

It's a provincial matter.Even though you keep bringing it up over and over again will not make it so.

Find another tune to play please.
12/23/2012 12:54:40 PM
moi says:
"we're number 8!...we're number 8!"
omg...slow day at the newsdesk was it?
12/22/2012 9:34:00 AM
Neebing1414 says:
Thunder Bay wasn't the only one that got named number 8.. number 8 was about flooding in general and there were more cities listed in the 8th spot
12/22/2012 12:27:50 PM
collie says:
Yeah okay
What is the saying if you cannot "Amaze them with brilliance, Baffle them with BS" C.H. for ya never admit to making a mistake and take responsability!!!!!!
12/27/2012 8:25:58 PM
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