July 17, 2016 5:14 pm
Updated: July 18, 2016 7:18 am

Flash flooding hits Swift Current, Sask.

Swift Current hit with flash floods after six centimetres of rain in southern Saskatchewan.

Candace Woodside / SW Booster

Heavy rainfall caused a flash flood in parts of Swift Current on Saturday leaving some homes in the southwest Saskatchewan city with flooded basements.

Images on social media showed some vehicles in water that reached their bumpers.

One person posted a video on Twitter that showed vehicles plowing through flooded streets.

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A city official says the flooding happened after the city got more than six centimetres of rain in less than an hour.

He says the images posted online show four main spots where the storm drains can’t keep up with heavy rain.

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The RCMP say some Swift Current residents reported flooded basements, and the city official says the movie theatre got some minor flooding but was able to re-open later in the evening.

He says all of the water drained into the storm system shortly after the rain let up.

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