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Thursday December 21st, 2017

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Windsor had made the top ten list of extreme weather events of 2017.

The top ten weather stories are ranked based on factors that include the impact they had on Canada and Canadians, the extent of the area affected, economic effects, and longevity as a top news story. The annual list is put together by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Windsor came in 5th for the August 28th and 29th flooding.

It was less than a year after a record $153 million flood hit Windsor and Essex County, that downpour with equally heavy rains and damage flooded the same area.

Light rain began falling before noon that day and continued with heavier amounts in the early evening. Storms kept happening overnight. The next day intense thunderstorms re-occurred and remained stationary.

In less than 48 hours, 222 mm of rain fell in southwest Windsor and 140 to 200 mm in Riverside-Tecumseh.

LaSalle was hit the hardest with 125 mm of rain on August 28th. Another 160 mm fell the next day. In total, an incredible 285 mm fell in 32 hours. This was one of the wettest moments in Eastern Canadian history.

Flood waters filled thousands of basements to the rafters and stalled vehicles on waist-high flooded streets.

The scene was a repeat of September 2016, when curbs were piled high with soaked carpets, rotten furniture, broken appliances and drenched personal belongings.

This year, insurance payouts totaled $154 million, making it the most expensive single-storm loss across Canada in 2017.

Canada’s Top 10 Weather Stories are ranked from one to ten based on factors that include the impact they had on Canada and Canadians, the extent of the area affected, economic effects, and longevity as a top news story. The annual list is put together by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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