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Hurricane Hazel Revisited

At the upcoming meeting of the Caledon East and District Historical Society, noted local historian and 2016 recipient of the Heritage Caledon Award of Excellence, Heather Broadbent, will be discussing how this famous hurricane affected the Caledon community and its future.

Heather Broadbent photo by Just Sayin’

The storm struck the Humber River watershed, hitting the Albion Hills particularly hard.  Flooding caused people to seek higher ground as area dams spilled their banks. Property damage and loss of life were serious negatives but some positive outcomes were the establishment of Canada’s first flood warning system, the start of flood plan regulation and the formation of watershed conservation authorities.

All are welcome at 7:30 p.m. on January 25th at St. James Church in Caledon East.

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