Hazel's path of destruction
On Oct. 15, 1954, the most famous hurricane in Canadian history struck Southern Ontario. Hurricane Hazel pounded the city of Toronto with 110 km/hr winds and more than 200 millimetres of rain in less than 24 hours. Bridges and streets were washed out, homes and trailers were washed into Lake Ontario. Thousands were left homeless, and 81 were killed – 35 of them on one street alone.
• Hazel caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damages in the United States and killed 100 people.
Program: News of the World
Broadcast Date: Oct. 15, 1954
Host: Morgan Beatty
Photo: U.S. National Hurricane Center
Last updated: October 11, 2013
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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