Last night, July 8, a severe thunderstorm tore through Toronto, cutting power to 300,000 and leaving 1,400 passengers stranded for hours on a commuter train filled with gushing water.
Twitter served as a repository for on-the-ground updates and snapshots. An overview, below.
The hashtag #stormTO is still trending, hours after the storm has blown over. And Twitter was, as usual, where reporters turned in documenting the natural near-disaster.
Events like these remind us of how powerful a storytelling and news-gathering mechanism Twitter is. Our thoughts are with Toronto as the city restores itself to normal this week.