Project 365 – Day 150: Flash flood hits downtown Montreal

May 29 2012

Just as I was trying to decide what to go and shoot for the day’s photo, the sky opened up and dumped 50mm of rain in just 30 minutes – I had my answer.

Within minutes water was cascading down the street outside my apartment, so once the rain had tapered off, I headed down to the street to grab some shots.

Missing a shoe

Missing a shoe

Heavy rain storm over Montreal

Heavy rain storm over Montreal

Flooded rue Prince Arthur

Flooded rue Prince Arthur

Bixi break water

Bixi break water

Flooded ave des Pins

Flooded ave des Pins

Good choice of footwear

Good choice of footwear

Flooded rue Prince Arthur

Flooded rue Prince Arthur

Flooded rue Prince Arthur

Flooded rue Prince Arhtur

Testing the water

Testing the water

Flooded rue Hutchison

Flooded rue Hutchison

A wet walk home from the office

A wet walk home from the office

A wet walk home from the office

A wet walk home from the office

Flooded rue Prince Arthur

Flooded rue Prince Arthur

With water coming in through the doors at La Cité, I decided to head downstairs to check out the shopping mall. Water was coming down the walls and there were pools of water in the passageway.

Flooding at La Cité shopping mall

Flooding at La Cité shopping mall

Flooding at La Cité shopping mall

Flooding at La Cité shopping mall

Flooding at La Cité shopping mall

Flooding at La Cité shopping mall

I heard what sounded like a waterfall coming from the staircase leading to the underground car park, so had to go check it out and discovered water shooting out of the walls.

Stairs leading to La Cité underground car park

Stairs leading to La Cité underground car park

Water coming out of wall

Water coming out of wall

I imagine there are a lot of people pumping out their basements tonight – It’s times like this I’m glad to be living up on the 9th floor.

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

Martin

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5 Comments

  1. Mark Mendonck May 30, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    Jezus, what a flood. Great first one!

  2. tikalconstruction May 30, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    great photos!

  3. confessionsofaballerunner June 2, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Great shots! LOVE the first one of the lady + umbrella and lost shoe. You could sell that one as a fashion photo.

    • Montreal in Pictures June 3, 2012 at 12:24 am #

      Thank you Balle Runner…maybe I should start looking at selling prints ;-)