Oshawa Public Libraries' Newspaper Index
LH2032 Hurricane Hazel - Fallen Trees


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photo of branches strewn about the street; Mary & Connaught area of Oshawa.
Notes:
Hurricane Hazel is one of the most infamous storms in Southern Ontario history. On October 15, 1954, after it was supposed to have calmed down, the hurricane intensified and left a huge path of destruction throughout the Toronto area. With 110km/hr winds and dropping 300 million tons of debris, the storm left nearly 4000 people homeless. The reconstruction cost Ontario $100 million, which is about $1 billion by today's standards. Besides the financial costs, the provincial government reacted to the hurricane by making amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act.
Date of Original:
October, 1954
Dimensions:
Width: 11.5 cm
Height: 9 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
LH2032
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.9098973436753
    Latitude: 43.9098973436753 Longitude: -78.8659626245499
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
1954
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Eva Saether,

Local History and Genealogy Librarian,

65 Bagot Street,

Oshawa, ON L1H 1N2

LH2032 Hurricane Hazel - Fallen Trees
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LH2032 Hurricane Hazel - Fallen Trees


Black and white photo of branches strewn about the street; Mary & Connaught area of Oshawa.