Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: October, 1953

Location: Mill Bridge near St. John's rail yard.

Easting: 370700

Northing: 5267300

Latitude: 47° 34' 00" N

Longitude: 52° 41' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Western Star, Oct 7, 1953; Daily News, Oct 8 1953

A landslide occured outside the rail yard in St. John's. Several tons of debris tumbled down the slope onto the track.

111 mm rain fell William Clarke had to leave house on South Side Road due to floods. Basements on Shaw Street, Churchill Park area and South Side Road were flooded. The head of Quidi Vidi lake to the boathouse was impassable. Mundy Pond Brook overflowed its banks in Victoria Park. The pavement collapsed at foot of Leslie Street, requiring repairs.

 
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