Event CategoryDisaster
Event GroupNatural
Event SubgroupMeteorological - Hydrological
Event TypeHurricane / Typhoon / Tropical Storm
PlaceToronto ON
Event Start DateOctober 14, 1954
Event End DateOctober 15, 1954
CommentsToronto Ontario, October 14-15, 1954. Hurricane Hazel; 81 dead; 7472 people (based on 1,868 families of 4) left homeless; winds reached 124 km/h; as much as 111 mm of rain fell in 12 hours in some areas; over 210 mm of rain fell over two days, causing severe flooding in the flood-plain regions (low lying areas) of the Don and Humber Rivers and the Etobicoke and Mimico Creeks; the area hit hardest by the storm (in terms of rainfall) was Brampton and the worst flooding occurred along the Humber River; it was the most severe flooding in the Toronto area in 200 years. 20 bridges were destroyed or damaged beyond repair; the Humber River in Weston rose 6 metres, sweeping away a full block of homes on Raymore Drive, and killing 32 residents; a trailer park in Woodbridge was flooded and destroyed, killing 20 people. Flooding was widespread, from Lake Simcoe to Toronto and from the Niagara region to Lake St. Clair.
Injured / Infected0
Estimated Total CostUnknown
Federal DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0