regina tornado 1979
[3], The tornado hit Regina at approximately 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 1912. On the morning of October 3, 1979, five of us sat in Bonnie Evans’ new kitchen discussing Trish Larkin’s newly announced pregnancy and the merits of the building of this new house we sat in. [10][13] The final damage total reached $200 million (1979 USD), or $685 million in 2017 dollars. Such damage was especially appalling to see as well as experience since Regina had been built on an entirely featureless plain, lacking any trees or vegetation other than natural wild prairie grass and without any hills or rivers apart from the tiny spring runoff Wascana Creek, which only flowed in early spring. If we lived? The worst damage was in the residential area north of Wascana Lake … No longer standing and reaching for the children, we were now a jumble on the floor. Around 500 buildings were destroyed or damaged. Dagmar Skamlová' "Regina Cyclone." Not only was the rain denser than I’d ever seen, but the wind had picked up as well. Property damage was quantified at $1.2 million CAD,[8] and it would be forty years before the $4.5 million CAD private and public debt incurred to rebuild and repair was repaid.[9]. [3] A United Airlines flight with 114 passengers was attempting to land as the tornado was passing the airport; the pilot saw the tornado and was able to abort the landing just in time. [13], American stage actress Henrietta Crosman, who also later went on to Hollywood, was also in Regina at the time of the disaster and toured the devastation with members of her troupe. "Benefit Nets $150 for Storm Victims: Albini-Avolos Company at Regina Theatre Play to Packed House", Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of Canadian tornadoes and tornado outbreaks, "Storm of the century: the Regina tornado of 1912", http://www.reginalibrary.ca/about/history.html, "Presbyterian Church after Cyclone, c. 1912", "CBC News: Boris Karloff and Regina tornado theme of new play", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Regina_Cyclone&oldid=977355016, Articles needing cleanup from February 2012, Cleanup tagged articles without a reason field from February 2012, Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from February 2012, Wikipedia articles that may have off-topic sections from May 2016, All articles that may have off-topic sections, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 September 2020, at 10:26. Let the storm cease, Lord! [1], Because of the vast scope of the damage, initially Windsor town officials feared many, possibly even hundreds, of people could have been killed. Still we were not alarmed. Marilyn said she had to go too but her daughter Karen could stay until 5 PM We stood at the door to my back deck.

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