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LH2032 Hurricane Hazel - Fallen Trees

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Black and white photo of branches strewn about the street; Mary & Connaught area of Oshawa.
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
Width: 11.5 cm
Height: 9 cm
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.9098973436753 Longitude: -78.8659626245499
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LH2032 Hurricane Hazel - Fallen Trees

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