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Flooding

Date: December 20, 1906

Location: West Coast near Little and Codroy Rivers

Easting:

Northing:

Latitude: 47° 00' 00" N

Longitude: 59° 00' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Daily News, December 24, 1906.

“One of the worst rainstorms in recent years swept over the West Coast during the last 70 hours.” A hurricane from the northeast placed heavy rain on the West Coast continuously over that time span. The rain caused the 3 inch thick ice on rivers to break up and rise to an abnormal height, consequently flooding the railway in many places. Heavy pans of ice were carried down from Little and Codroy Rivers causing several washouts on the line. The volume of water coming from the rivers was considerably greater than the spring theshets at the time, and has never known to reach such at height before in winter.

 
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