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Hurricane Hazel: A family escapes the flood

The Story

An unidentified man tells CBC Radio of his harrowing escape from a flooded home. As waters rise to the eaves of his house, the man escapes with his wife and baby over a swing bridge which collapses minutes later. Some of his neighbours are rescued by helicopter, but others perish as their homes are washed away.

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: Oct. 14, 1954
Duration: 2:20

Did You know?

• The Toronto weather office only issued a weather advisory about the storm, so Torontonians carried on with their lives as usual.
• When it looked like it was over, the storm suddenly strengthened again.


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