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Typhoon Freda pounds the B.C. coast in 1962

The Story

It was described as the tail end of Typhoon Freda when it arrived on the B.C. coast on the 12th of October, but the storm that hit the greater Vancouver area was deadly and destructive.  As we see in this CBC News clip from the next day, the damage was extensive, with downed trees and hydro wires, and planes tossed like small toys.  

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: CBC News
Broadcast Date: Oct. 13, 1962
Host: Frank Stolley
Duration: 1:29

Did You know?

• A Globe and Mail article from Oct. 20, 1962 lists the B.C. death toll at eight.

• The storm is referred to as the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 in the U.S.

• The spelling of "Freda" varies, with some newspapers reporting it as "Frieda".





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