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Hurricane Hazel, October 15, 1954
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Title: Hurricane Hazel, October 15, 1954
Identifier: MI0150
Date of Original Photo: 1954
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Hurricanes - Ontario
Donor: Arthur P. Kennedy

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Description: On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel blew up through New York and Pennsylvania after destroying much of Haiti. Hazel combined with an extreme low pressure system to produce high winds and strong rain which produced severe floods in Toronto and the Holland Marsh area. The Humber River and the Etobicoke Creek were so flooded that whole areas around were devastated. This photo shows the area around Holland Marsh which was completely flooded as the Humber and Don Rivers overflowed their banks. So too did Sixteen Mile Creek, Etobicoke Creek and the Credit River. The picture was taken from the south lanes of Hwy 400 and shows in the distance fields of onions thrown up by the floods. Original photo at Museums of Mississauga. Description as of September 2012.
Agency: Mississauga Library System