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Rainfall record was set in May

A heavy downpour drenched Langley City on Sunday May 4. It was a “1 in 75 year rainfall event” according to a Township engineering division report. - Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times
A heavy downpour drenched Langley City on Sunday May 4. It was a “1 in 75 year rainfall event” according to a Township engineering division report.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times

If you remember thinking that  it was more than a little damp out on Sunday, May 4, you were right.

A rain gauge on the roof of the Township of Langley civic facility recorded a “one in 75 year rainfall event”, a report by the municipal engineering division said.

The gauge collected 54 mm of rain in a six-hour period that started at 2 p.m.

Environment Canada said that kind of concentrated rain over a short period is something that occurs once in a “70- or 80-year time frame” the report to council said. The 24-hour rain fall total was 80 mm.

The heavy downpour caused “relatively minor” impact on municipal buildings, the report said, but there were a number of calls for service from private property owners.

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