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LH2045 Hurricane Hazel - Onlookers


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photo of some children playing on the uprooted trees laying across the sidewalk in the 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/hour winds, and dropping 300 million tons, 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.
Inscriptions:
"543, 547 - Masson looking North"
Date of Original:
October, 1954
Dimensions:
Width: 11.5 cm
Height: 9 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
LH2045
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.909754349797
    Latitude: 43.909754349797 Longitude: -78.8660216331482
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LH2045 Hurricane Hazel - Onlookers
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LH2045 Hurricane Hazel - Onlookers


Black and white photo of some children playing on the uprooted trees laying across the sidewalk in the Mary & Connaught area of Oshawa.