April rain on track to beat Montreal records Environment Canada

Seasoned plumber Howard Cohen spoke in hurried sentences over the phone on Friday, taking a few minutes out of another busy day filled with panicked calls about flooded basements, overflowing drains and struggling sump pumps. 

“It’s been crazy, insane,” said Cohen, co-owner of Mr. Drain, a St-Laurent based business that’s dispatched plumbers and vacuum trucks to Île-Bizard, Laval, Rigaud and other very wet places in recent days. “It’s been 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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