Ottawa, unfortunately, is no stranger to floods. Last year Canada's capital city and its neighbouring town Gatineau, Quebec experienced a terrible spring flood that lead to a state of emergency and mass evacuations from homes in the area.
Well, the heavy rainfall that rolled across Ontario yesterday didn't spare Ottawa, leaving floods throughout the city, but thankfully this time around isn't as detrimental as last year.
The heavy rain has pelted the city, which is already prone to flooding, and left puddles and floods along highways, in parks and of course by the canal.
The Rideau Canal runs all the way through the city right to the downtown core. Because of the rain yesterday and today, the canal overflowed and the water spilled over the rocks and walls of the waterway affecting the paths, parks, and roadways that run on either side of the canal.
While the GTA has seen some relief from the rain today, Ottawa hasn't caught a break yet. The forecast is calling for even more downpour in the area while some Ottawa weather stations have already recorded over 100mm of rainfall.
The flooding has even begun to affect some buildings and caused events to be cancelled due to rain falling inside the buildings.
Tonight's Ottawa Docker Meetup is officially cancelled! Sorry for the inconvenience - the venue is flooding 😲https://t.co/j01yPbnQn9— Docker Ottawa Meetup (@DockerOttawa) July 25, 2018
The good news for Ottawa is that the forecast predicts a break in the rain tomorrow, but not for long as more rain is expected on the weekend.
Ottawa and other parts of Southern Ontario are currently under a rainfall warning.