While it may appear Hurricane Sandy is a much weaker storm as it reaches Toronto it is wise to be aware of gusty winds and possible flooding. A woman was killed by falling debris Monday near Keele Street and St. Clair West.
The woman is said to be in her 50s was hit outside of the west-end Staples store. Emergency Medical Services pronounced the woman dead at the scene just after 7:00 p.m. She is the first known victim in North America from Hurricane Sandy.
There are around 30,000 Hydro One customers without power tonight in Ontario. About 6,500 of these are in Toronto. Toronto Hydro said in a press release that it will be restoring outages affecting the greatest number of customers first. Localized outages affecting one or two houses will be a secondary priority. Additional staff are in place in the call centre to monitor and advise on situations as they arise.
Porter Airlines has suspended flights until Tuesday with some flights to Newark, Boston and Washington cancelled for Tuesday.
Orange, the province's air ambulance has also been grounded until further notice.