The “Regina Cyclone” hit the town of Regina, Canada, on June the 30th of 1912 and has since been seen as one of the most destructive tornadoes ever to hit Canada. Hitting an estimated wind speed of 800 kilometres an hour the tornado had quite an impact on people’s lives.
Here are some statistics on the impact caused by the tornado:
- Wind speed of 800 km/h
- Caused $1,200,000 in damage costs (today that would be around $485 million dollars)
- More than 2,500 people’s homes were destroyed and were homeless afterwards
- 28 people died due to the tornado
- The tornado traveled over 12 kilometres before dissipating
- It took nearly 40 years to repay all the debt that had built up from rebuilding costs
All of these show just the devastating impact that the tornado had on not only the people, but the financial status of the country!
Pictures taken after the cyclone had dissipated show that the downtown area of Regina had the worst damage compared to the rest of the city.