Monday, February 28, 2011

Flood

Did you know Canada..  Now that everything is melting outside my window today I was wondering what the worst flood in Canada has been.  There are a few reports including..

- The Saguenay Flood in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec in July 1996.  It rained for 2 straight days with flood waters were so powerful they swept away a whole shopping centre.
- The Red River Flood in Manitoba in 1950 - this was prior to a flood way being built in this area and flooded most of the Red River Valley.

And the worst flood occurred during Hurricane Hazel on October 15, 1954.  It struck Toronto killing 81 people, destroying 20 bridges, and leaving over 2000 people homeless with 285 millimetres of rain in Toronto region in just 48 hours.  Visit http://www.hurricanehazel.ca/ for more information on this tragedy.

Source: CBC Archives, HurricaneHazel.ca, Environment Canada, Wikipedia

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