Record-smashing rain lands on Ottawa
Ottawa & Region
Ottawa Sun

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By Kristin Endemann, Ottawa Sun, August 13, 2016

The flood doors were jerked open Saturday on what had been an incredibly hot, dry summer.

Between June 28 and Aug. 12, a total of 67 millimetres of rain had fallen on Ottawa.On Saturday alone, a record-smashing deluge of 76.7 mm swamped downtown Ottawa, obliterating the previous Aug. 13 mark of 23.4 mm set in 1943.