Hurricane Beryl hits Canada; Chance of heavy rain and flooding

By: 600011 On: Jul 10, 2024, 2:39 PM


Hurricane Beryl, which hit Texas, may also hit Canada this week, according to reports. Floods are likely in some parts of the country. By Wednesday, Beryl will become a normal low pressure over the Great Lakes. Beryl will affect southern Ontario, southwestern Quebec and parts of the Maritimes. Heavy rain is also forecast for New Brunswick. Meteorologists have predicted heavy rains and flooding in urban areas. Environment Canada has advised people in provinces and territories to exercise caution.

Environment Canada is predicting heavy rain in and around Toronto. A special weather warning has been issued in the city ahead of the cyclone. Environment Canada says 20 to 40 millimeters of rain per hour could fall on Wednesday. While the exact direction of Cyclone Beryl is not yet known, Environment Canada said in a warning that rainfall amounts of more than 50 millimeters are expected in some places and strong winds are possible at times.

Hurricane Beryl has caused heavy damage in Texas. Seven people died in the Greater Houston area. About 30 lakh houses and industrial establishments lost power due to strong winds. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled.