On This Day: The Vajont Dam Disaster (Oct 9th, 1963)
October 10, 2017
On This Day: Hurricane Hazel (October 1954)
October 5, 2017
On This Day: THE QUEEN MARY/CURACOA CRASH (Oct 2nd, 1942)
October 2, 2017
On This Day: Hurricane Juan
September 28, 2017
Today in Disaster History: Oppau Germany Factory Explosion:
September 21, 2017
On This Day: Mt Pele Eruption (May 8th, 1902)
May 8, 2017
On This Day: St Jean Sink Hole (May 4th, 1971)
May 4, 2017
On this day (April 29th, 1903) Frank Slide
April 29, 2017
On this day: Red River Flood (April 15, 1950)
April 15, 2017
On this day: The Moose Jaw Air Crash (April 8th, 1954)
April 8, 2017
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The city of Winnipeg is built at the confluence of two rivers, and every so often the Assiniboine and Red overflow their banks and transform the city into a disaster zone.
Although only one person has ever died as a result of the floods - a volunteer pump operator in the 1950 flood - these events have deeply marked the city of Winnipeg and its residents.
The 1950 flood was caused by heavy snow cover and sustained for 51 days by heavy rain in May.
In low-lying areas the water actually reached a depth of nearly 15 feet, covering a full one tenth of the city in water.
In 1965 the city built the Red River Floodway to divert the worst of future floods, but in 1997 even those safety measures could not entirely contain the 1997 flood, one
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