Thursday, June 30, 2016

Regina Cyclone 104 Years Ago Today

Regina had a population of around 30,000 at this time. The damage would end up costing $1.2 million in property damage, $4.5 million in long-term debt spent on rebuilding, and 28 lives. Hundreds were injured and 2,500 were left homeless.

Citizens banned together, along with travellers and visitors - one of which was actor Boris Karloff - to clean up the damage.

My husband's grandparents were newly arrived from Galicia, and had two little children. Can't imagine who scared everyone was. For pictures

Hoping for NO repeats, ever!


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