- Montreal rainstorm has caused thousands to lose power and the rain doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon.
- Montrealers are used to living snow or shine, so rain should be easy for us, but these images say otherwise.
- Check out the surprising photos of the rainstorm's damages below!
Montreal and much of the rest of Southern Quebec has been dealing with some pretty intense rain over the last 12 hours, and there's little sign of it slowing down according to Environment Canada's ongoing Rainfall Warning. Thousands across the province are without power as Hydro-Québec does its best to deal with fallen trees and power lines along with strong winds.
Plus, up in the Laurentians, it's looking like Quebec is going to get the first real snow dump of the season soon. It's forecasted to begin this afternoon and continue into tomorrow - if Environment Canada's Snowfall warning is a real indication.
So, how are Montrealers handling this aggressive autumn weather? Well, all in stride, from the looks of it.
Countless people are dealing with trees on top of their car or blocking their street, but many are still out there, useless umbrella in hand, fighting their way through the city regardless of the rain.
Here are some priceless snapshots of the damage and determination that has been seen in Montreal today in the face of the severe rainstorm.
Those parked on the street were presented with an unwelcome misadventure, as many trees have come down over the past couple hours thanks to the severe wind.
Vents forts et pluie aujourd’hui à #Montreal @mtlblog @weathernetwork @JdeMontreal https://t.co/bdEOrSS1gC— montocayo (@montocayo) 1571329279.0
#ndg getting back to chilling at home in the dark. Good thing we are used to it! 😂 #hydroquebec @CDN_NDG https://t.co/864iKJS70F— NDGWinning (@NDGWinning) 1571326057.0
This photo comes from Insta user @julcouphan. "A giant tree just landed on my car and destroyed it," she told MTL Blog.
Hydro-Québec is out in full force, doing what it can to get the power back on for the tens of thousands of Quebecers who are without it right now.
These CBC reporters are telling it like it is...
This rainstorm isn’t for weak umbrellas. They will not make it through the war. https://t.co/2hbGtY0Dwk— Sarah Leavitt (@Sarah Leavitt) 1571321809.0
An umbrella will not save you now - as those who abandoned their frail coverings above can testify.
More photos of cars completely crushed under huge trees show the extent of the damage that has been seen across the city.
Les #vents violents ont causé toutes sortes de dommages dans la grande région métropolitaine, notamment dans le qua… https://t.co/mZK9DJ8Vw2— Maxime Deland (@Maxime Deland) 1571323882.0
Montreal please what kind of terrible jumping puzzle is this https://t.co/h4eT0Z4lfS— Liz Edwards (@Liz Edwards) 1571313680.0
Add to that the never-ending construction, of which more began in downtown Montreal today, and you've got yourself a truly terrible trek into the city.
Torrential rush hour rain in Montreal, 58mm and counting on Île Perrot. Winds gusting over 70km/h. Over 50,000 with… https://t.co/KaJELyXZcC— Valley Weather (@Valley Weather) 1571315840.0
Driving this morning was a soggy, cold and windy affair, which just makes the whole process even worse.
But, as I mentioned above, the city stops for no storm, whether its rain or snow, as is proven by this photo below of a street cleaner out making his rounds.
Rain, wind, power out. Making coffee on bbq. #Montreal https://t.co/lUcT9jzwKv— Kathleen Winter (@Kathleen Winter) 1571316704.0
And luckily Montrealers are 1) prepared and 2) industrious, as is proven by this caffeine-craver who had to have her joe, so she resorted to using a BBQ. Brilliant.
This makes me think of this tweet from earlier this month when those craving smoked meat decided it was worth the wait in the rain.
The line up to have the world’s greatest smoke meat at Schwartz’s is around the block in the rain #crazy #montreal https://t.co/o0JH9tu6xs— Stephen Puddicombe (@Stephen Puddicombe) 1567459262.0
I know its miserable out there, Montreal, but you'll be okay.
Plus, this is just practice for the snow.