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28 January 2013 @ 07:40 pm
Streets near McGill University flooded AGAIN [2013.01.28]  
I'm laughing so hard, in my few years of being a student at McGill University, there hasn't been just one flooding but TWO! That's right, you read it correctly, TWO!!

The last time there was a flooding was back in September 2011 [HERE] when one of the water main broke and this time it was another water main that broke that set it off.



Fortunately for me, I was at the McIntyre Medical building which is located at the summit of the mountain. Therefore I was perfectly safe and dry from the catastrophe that happened below where the McGill downtown campus was. 

Although, I was wondering why the traffic was worse than usual and curious about all the police cars and fire trucks that were strewn about blocking road during RUSH HOUR. But I thought nothing of it as I ambled my way through all the slippery snow to get back home. Only realizing the cause when I got home to check the McGill website :3

I admit, I'm happy that I wasn't there at all. The snow in downtown is all yucky and dirty brown at the moment, so combine that with all the water and you get really YUCKY FILTHY water hurtling down towards the streets! As you can see in the photo above...



I, for one, am hoping that classes will be cancelled tomorrow since I only have the one class and it's at 8:30AM located in the Rutherford Physics building where it may have been affected by the flood~
 
 
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yamapi_luveryamapi_luver on January 29th, 2013 01:08 am (UTC)
there's a video going around on Facebook that is amazing, a girl literally gets washed down MacTavish *so glad I was home*
corlee1289: Blue Floralcorlee1289 on January 29th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
I saw that video!!

I think she was trying to cross, but she ended up falling and literally swept away by the hurtling water flow!

I'm so glad that I was at the McIntyre library, high and far up above the murky depths of the water :3
morelianamoreliana on January 29th, 2013 01:37 am (UTC)
oh wow that sucks D: that is a lot of water good thing you were away from it all and came out dry lol
corlee1289: Blue Butterflycorlee1289 on January 29th, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
YES!

Perfectly happy and dry :3

Though there were some who weren't as lucky. There's a video that went viral of a girl who gets swept by the water, she came out unscathed and uninjured, but it's pretty amusing to see since she just basically rode the torrent down~
morelianamoreliana on January 29th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)
i saw it on youtube! i felt bad that i was laughing at the comments the people were saying. im glad she came out safe and unharmed
chibimuichibimui on January 29th, 2013 02:21 am (UTC)
I'd be surprised if Rutherford wasn't affected - water was just GUSHING through that area and onto University. So glad I made the smart choice and just ran from it. Was not interested in getting my feet soaked, slipping, and destroying my laptop :\
kuri: Eh?!wasabisushi404 on January 29th, 2013 05:56 am (UTC)
WOW OAO;;; I hope no one was hurt. Montreal seems so dangerous around this time of the year O_O Be careful Corrine!
kawaiimontiekawaiimontie on January 29th, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you were not affected!
Hope that no one was injured..
And that the problem gets resolved soon^^

Edited at 2013-01-29 01:51 pm (UTC)
Pengu ☆theproudpenguin on January 30th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
Omg, I saw a video of it on Facebook, it was kind of amazing, in a catastrophic way. D: It was a freaking river. I'm glad I don't have to go downtown. x_x And they didn't cancel classes, I saw on Twitter? Yay, Montréal. Yay! =_=
ecchan: nino shockedchan4yasu on January 30th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
OMG! so flood isn't only happen in my country -___-;
last week flood stroke my capital city, jakarta. several people died. and some area at Jakarta still in flood until now. it reached 4 meters O__O!

thank goodness that Surabaya not flooded.. but everyday starts at 3pm, storm comes. everyday -__-a extreme climate change, indeed...
showjuro: bow to meshowjuro on January 30th, 2013 12:33 pm (UTC)
Looks bad, eh.

Good thing you weren't caught up in it XD