Coping with the Saguenay flood's aftermath
For two days in July 1996, torrential rains pounded the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec and caused the worst flood in the province's history. The floodwaters were so powerful they swept away a whole shopping complex, ripped apart homes and buried cars under mud. Scientists said it was a natural disaster likely to happen once every 10,000 years. The government called it "an act of God."
• In April 2002 the same house survived a fire. The fire destroyed the home but it remained standing, as it did after the Saguenay flood.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: July 31, 1996
Guest(s): Gertrude Ouillette, Jean-Luc Trembley
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Tom Kennedy
Last updated: January 11, 2012
Page consulted on December 5, 2013
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