Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: September 19, 1846

Location: East and southeast coast of Newfoundland

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Fatalities: 0

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Source: Daily News, September 22, 1946.

Heavy wind and rain, possibly a hurricane impact, caused flooding and damage to coastal Newfoundland. Many bridges, fences, and other similar structures were carried away or destroyed by the great and rapid rise of the rivers. In some locations the rivers rose 10 feet above their ordinary levels. The low-lying areas near the river courses were inundated and littered with debris from the damage they caused.

 
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