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Based on recent weather forecasts, Canada will enjoy warmer-than-normal weather this summer. However, alongside this are threats of showers and thunderstorms. The article below shared by The Weather Network tells how heavy downpours triggered flooding and disturbances.

Torrential rain has caused localized flooding in southern Ontario, prompting delays and water rescues.

Some parts of the GTA have seen more than 60 millimetres of rain in less than three hours, forcing a closure on the 401 at the Keele ramp.

Pockets of localized flooding have been reported across Toronto.

On Wednesday evening Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) issued a flood watch advisory, warning residents to take extra precautions as the heavy rain moves through.

According to CP24, Toronto Fire officials were required to assist two groups of individuals due to fast-moving water.

A male and female were rescued at Barrie road and the Humber River due to flash flooding. Elsewhere, crews were onhand to aid group of kayakers. No injuries have been reported at present.

Homeowners in Ottawa with flat roofing are under threat from this kind of weather. Compared to sloped roofing, this type drains water more slowly. This can be bad in situations wherein it can’t accommodate accumulated rain anymore, which can eventually cause leaks that will affect your walls and ceiling. To a greater extent, this may even cause a collapse. In addition, moisture buildup can cause rotting, not to mention the dirt and other debris that will remain.

Without proper care and maintenance, your flat roofing in Ottawa or even any type will never last long. That is why a contractor like Century Roofing and Siding is available to help extend the lifespan of your roof. As professional roofers, we know how to handle your concerns with any kind of roof. We will help it remain in tip-top shape through tough weather events.

(Article Excerpt fromThunderstorms prompt localized flooding in southern Ontario by Cheryl Santa Maria, The Weather Network, June 25, 2014)