Friday, October 12, 2012

This Day in History October 12, 1962

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I don't remember this weather event, but my mom does.  She does not remember how it affected Canada.  But it was this date in 1962 when Typhoon Frieda struck Vancouver, Canada during the Columbus Day storms that hammered the Pacific Northwest.  It plummeted the city with wind speeds of up to 78 miles per hour.  This resulted in the death of five people and $10 million in damages.  It was the most destructive storm in Vancouver history.  Its damage extended beyond Vancouver as it cancelled the sixth game of the World Series and hit Portland, Oregon with 100 MPH wind gusts.

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