Some areas around Truro often flood, as much of the area is on the flood plain of the Salmon River. While some of the construction was done years ago, approval is often still given for building on the flood plain.
Although some sections flood regularly, some of the places which were under water this weekend don't usually have a problem.
There was a rainfall warning for November 11, and the heavy rains resulted in the local Remembrance service being moved indoors. Some roads were impassable by the time the service was over, and the rain kept coming down.
By evening a Tim Horton's which usually has a dry drive-through had several inches of water on that area, but people still continued to drive up and order rather than park and walk inside.
A strip mall had much of its car park flooded but stores were open so people drove along the dry sections and continued to shop, although many stopped to look at a car which had been left overnight and was surrounded by water.