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According to the predictions of Environment Canada there would be lesser amounts of rainfall -- approximately one to two millimetres per hour -- for the Toronto area over the next 24 hours,.
All Toronto alerts related to heavy rain fall have ended.
There has been a lowering in rate of Lake Ontario and watershed levels rising throughout the city.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Environment Canada informed that at present the City does not plan to close the Don Valley Parkway.
The Scarlett Woods Golf Course is closed today due to overland flooding from the Humber River.
All other courses are operating.
The news release added that after heavy rainfall when storm water might mix with wastewater and overflows can cause bacteria to enter Lake Ontario.
Residents have been cautioned not to enter the Lake for 48 hours after a storm.
More information about storm water management and the City's efforts to improve lake water quality is available at http://bit.ly/2aoCmfi.
A warning has been issued by TRCA to members of the public walking up/down the Scarborough Bluffs and waterfront areas that these areas have become saturated with water and can cause landslides.
City crews are continuously monitoring the formation of excessive ponding and flooding and are trying to clear catch basins.
They are and patrolling low-lying areas that have been susceptible to flooding in the past.
City crews are asking the residents to call 311 if they come across any instances of road flooding.
Residents are requested to help by removing debris from catch basins on local roads.
The City and agencies continue to work with residents to prevent or minimize flooding and related problems.
To date, 4,000 sandbags have been placed on shorelines throughout the city and the Toronto Islands, removal of debris deposited along waterfronts by the storm will take place throughout today.
Residents should call 311 immediately to report basement flooding.
Crews are available 24/7 to respond to flooding calls.
Over 200 basement flooding calls have been attended to by crews.
Residents are asked to call Toronto Hydro at 416-542-800 to request a power shut-off to avoid shock or electrocution in the event that water has risen above outlets, near the electrical panel, etc.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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