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Heavy rains flood Toronto

Toronto was drenched with 90 mm of rain -- the amount received in a typical month -- in less than two hours this afternoon, causing floods, power outages and transit stoppages that have brought evening commuters across much of the GTA to a halt.

Photos pouring out from Twitter feeds show a CN Tower gone dark;

Cars on the highway nearly submerged;

And, in the midst of the chaos, random acts of kindness.

Currently 300,000 across Toronto have lost power.

According to Anthony Farnell, chief meteorologist at Global News Toronto, the storms will get worse.

Colleen Kimmett is an editor at The Tyee.

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