Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: February 27, 1877

Location: Placentia

Easting: 275700

Northing: 5236550

Latitude: 48° 48' 00" N

Longitude: 58° 06' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: The Newfoundlander, March 1877

The town of Placentia was flooded in exceptionaly high tides. Most houses had the ground floor under water, which subsequently froze, leaving ice that had to be chipped out.

 
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