Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Reaping the Whirlwind: The Regina Tornado of 1912 part 3 of 6

As the tornado swept in through the southern residential district, its path narrowed to the width of three city blocks. It headed north taking a path down Smith and Lorne Streets first catching McIntyre one block to the east, then Cornwall one block to the west as it followed its northern trajectory though roughly the centre of Regina.

 Outline of Regina showing the path of the tornado


With a path of destruction left behind in the substantial homes and buildings of the more affluent end of town, the tornado then ripped through the rail yards and warehouse district before causing damage to the working class district on the other side of the tracks. As it hit the rail yard the tornado's path widened destroying a wider swath of homes and buildings before roaring out of the city limits.


Anderson, Frank (1980). Regina's Terrible Tornado, June 30, 1912. Surrey, BC, Heritage House Publishing Company

Bingaman, Sandra (2011) . Storm of the Century: The Regina Tornado of 1912. Regina, Saskatchewan: Canadian Plains Research Center Press

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