The Hub October 2016 - Page 15

September deluge To say Windsor-Essex got a lot of rain in the final days of September 2016 is an understatement. Here are the facts, by the numbers, from the 48+ hour downpour of September 28 to 30: 2 State of Emergency orders, in Windsor and Tecumseh 10 customer service reps were fielding calls in Tecumseh September 29 with approximately 330 calls received 30 calls responded to by OPP from stranded motorists and other calls regarding drivers 40 calls mainly related to flooded basements responded to by Tecumseh Fire Services 78 mm of rain measured at Windsor Airport 100 license plates that were dislodged from cars going through the water too quickly recovered by OPP. 106 mm measured on east end rain gage 190 mm measured in Town of Tecumseh 300 mm an hour - the rate the rain was falling at one point. That’s a foot of water coming down each hour. 500+ submissions through Tecumseh’s website to the flood survey. 1500+ flood-related calls received at 311 by October 1.