On November 18,1929, at precisely 5:02 PM, south-west Newfoundland experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and a half hours later, a tsunami came ashore.
By the time it was over, twenty-eight were dead and there was $1 million (in 1929 terms) of damage (that came to $20 million in 2004 terms). Twenty-seven that day, plus one little girl couldn’t recover from her injuries and died in 1933.
That was bad enough. But the next day, a winter storm caused snow, sleet and dropping temperatures to those victims trying to survive.
Brings to mind the recent damage caused by the recent storm Sandy, doesn’t it?