Posted October 12, 2018 09:31:57 As the world awaits the arrival of a record storm this week, many Canadians have been left wondering what exactly is to be done to avoid getting into a jam of water and mud.
But with a strong chance of more rain in the next few days, this advice can help get you through the worst.
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The National Weather Service predicts a storm that could dump up to 6.5 inches of rain in Ontario in the coming hours, and the forecast also has the potential for severe thunderstorms and lightning.
And the Canadian government has issued an emergency declaration for parts of southern Ontario and northern Manitoba, meaning they could see up to 10 centimetres of rain a day for the next couple of days.
It is a huge amount of rain and it is a very dry storm, said John Wysocki, a meteorologist with the Weather Network.
“The fact that we are not dealing with much wind, the lack of snow, the fact that the temperature is much cooler than we are used to, all of these things contribute to this type of situation.”
The weather system is forecast to bring gusty winds of up to 40 kilometres per hour, and there is a lot to take into account.
It’s a very wet and dry storm.
So the biggest thing to remember is that the rainfall that we’re seeing in Ontario is a normal, normal amount of rainfall that you normally would get in the province.
If you were to compare it to the amount of precipitation that’s being recorded in other parts of the country, it’s a bit lower than that.
The storm is expected to dump up more than 6.7 inches of rainfall in parts of northern Ontario, where there is an average of 4.7 centimeters per day.
In the west, it will bring about up to 5.3 centimetents per day, with more than 2.3 inches in the north.
The worst affected areas are in the northwest, where the weather service expects up to 9.5 centimetrees of rain per day for about 20 minutes.
A lot of people are already thinking about what they should do with the extra rain, but they may not have any idea what to do with it.
“There is a number of people out there who don’t know what they can do, so I think there are a number who are going to get in trouble,” said Wysamp.
“They have been told to leave the house and go to work and they haven’t thought about that, so they’re going to be out there in a really difficult situation.”
A lot people have been asked to not go out at night because they don’t want to risk getting in a jam.
It’s just a good idea to get the house in order and get everything in order.
“If you are stuck on the outskirts of a flood-prone area and have to evacuate, Wysop says to look out for emergency generators to help you stay dry.
The power company is currently running out of generators, so if you’re on the road, get a generator with a built-in backup.
Wysockid is warning people not to bring their own generators, but he does encourage people to bring a car.”
If you don’t have a car, then bring a trailer or something that you can carry,” he said.
If there are any downed power lines, people should use a cellphone, or bring some extra clothes.