Sandbags and sump pumps were popular items as much of Eastern Canada prepared for a deluge as the weekend approached.
Already-saturated ground was about to be hit with as much as between 40 and 70 millimetres of rain, raising concern for flooding. For more, click here.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement and the system bringing the deluge was expected to affect an area from Western Ontario to Southeastern Quebec, where flooding is already a problem in the Montreal and Gatineau areas.
Toronto, for the most part, was spared although there was still concern for the Toronto Islands and water levels in Lake Ontario and other bodies of water were expected to remain high for at least the next month. The same could not be said for Eastern Ontario and Quebec, where the armed forces were called in to help in various areas.
Concern was building on Sunday in the Maritimes as well, but the wet weather was not limited to Eastern Canada. In British Columbia, rain combined with warm temperatures have hastened the melting of the snowpack, resulting in flooding and mudslides.
For an update, see this story from CBC.
We’ll begin to find out how the weekend weather affected golf operations in the affected areas, but it is known that golf courses in the area of Kelowna, B.C., were closed due to flooding on the weekend and the range at the Carmen Creek Golf Course in Fredericton, N.B., was under water.
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