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Hurricane Beryl and the Dangers of Heavy Rainfall in GTA


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As Hurricane Beryl’s remnants approach Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Environment Canada has issued a heavy rainfall warning. This weather system is expected to bring significant rainfall and poses potential risks to homeowners.

Forecast Details

According to CTV News, the forecast includes:

  • Rainfall totals of 40 to 60 mm, with locally higher amounts possible.
  • Torrential downpours with rainfall rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour at times.
  • The heaviest rain is expected today into this evening – July 10, tapering to scattered showers overnight.
  • Heavier bands of rain are expected to arrive in the GTA around 11:30 a.m.
  • Rainfall will intensify after 5 p.m. and is expected to taper off by early Thursday morning.
  • Some areas may experience local rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm, with rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour during the heaviest periods.

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Reports indicate that roads across the city are experiencing flooding due to the heavy downpours. Ponding has been observed on several busy roads, including stretches of Lake Shore Boulevard, where cars are navigating through about a foot of water.


Protect Your Home

To safeguard your home during this period of intense rainfall:

  1. Clear Gutters and Downspouts: Ensure they are free of debris to prevent water backups and potential flooding.
  2. Inspect Foundation: Address any cracks promptly to prevent water seepage into your basement.
  3. Verify Sump Pump Functionality: Test your sump pump to ensure it can handle the increased water flow effectively.

Aquatech Waterproofing is here to help!

Aquatech Waterproofing offers specialized services including:

  • Basement Waterproofing: Solutions to keep your basement dry and secure.
  • Foundation Repair: Expert repairs to strengthen your foundation against water damage.
  • Emergency Services: Available to respond swiftly during weather-related incidents.

Stay Informed and Prepared

Stay updated with local weather forecasts and advisories, and follow guidance from authorities regarding flooding risks. Visit for essential flood preparedness information.

Stay Safe

Heavy rainfall can lead to sudden floods and hazardous road conditions. Prioritize safety by staying indoors during severe weather and avoiding flooded areas.

For more information and basement waterproofing related services on protecting your home from Hurricane Beryl’s heavy rainfall, contact Aquatech Waterproofing today.