Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: August 25, 1927

Location: Humber River

Easting: 433900

Northing: 5423650

Latitude: 48° 57' 56" N

Longitude: 57° 54' 16" W

Fatalities: 1

Injuries: 0

Source: Western Star Aug 31, 1927

A "tidal wave" swept up the Humber River. It was calm until 9 am when the wind shifted and created a wall of water 3-4 feet high. It damaged boats and much of the railway around Seal Head. A man at Humbermouth (George Layden) was swept from the boom and was killed.

 
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