Calgary hit again by big storm
Published Thursday, August 6, 2015 5:14AM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:32PM MDT
Just about a day after the City of Calgary was pounded by two violent storms, residents were pelted by Mother Nature once more on Wednesday.
The storm, which rolled in about 24 hours after the last deluge, wasn’t as strong as its predecessors, but it still caused a lot of problems throughout the city.
It moved in from the southwest side of the city, dropping golf ball-sized hail and a lot of rain before proceeding into the downtown core, swamping intersections and off ramps.
It was the same story for drivers in the Beltline, who all quickly became stranded under overpasses, their vehicles stalled in the deep water pooling there.
They were in the exact same locations where cars were stopped a day earlier, the storm drains unable to handle the deluge.
One driver says he wasn’t sure there would be an issue because the rain had just started. “It was not that deep,” said Ansar Sharan. “Initially it wasn’t, because this was the starting of the rain, so my car broke down at that point and slid back into the water. I didn’t know the water would build up to the point where my seats are filled with water right now.”
Meanwhile, outside of Calgary, Environment Canada reports that storms further north, near the community of Sundre, left hail 30 cm deep in some areas.
Officials with the agency also recieved multiple reports of a tornado touching down 10 km northeast of Langdon, but say there isn't enough evidence to confirm the report. They are continuing to investigate the event and will release more information when it comes available.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-239-0484, email email@example.com, or Tweet with the hashtag #abstorm.
More rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day on Thursday, but none are expected to be as severe as the past couple of days.