Hurricane Hazel struck Southern Ontario on:
a) October 5, 1954
b) October 15, 1954
c) October 17, 1954
The damage in Canada after Hurricane Hazel in 1954 was about:
b) $1 billion
c) $450 million
How many billions of gallons of water was pumped from the eastern section
of Holland Marsh in 24 days, 11 days ahead of schedule, in order to reclaim
it from the flood waters?
a) 1-4 billion
b) 12-15 billion
c) 6-8 billion
The official death toll in Southern Ontario from Hurricane Hazel was:
Any normally dry land area that is susceptible to being inundated by
water from any natural source and is usually low land, adjacent to a stream
or lake, is referred to as a:
b) flood plain
The hurricane season officially runs from:
a) April through September
b) June through November
c) November through April
An intense tropical weather system is classified as a hurricane once
it attains a well-defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of ______
kilometres per hour or higher.
In what year following Hurricane Hazel did the Metropolitan Toronto
and Region Conservation Authority (MTRCA) propose a flood control plan
combining land expropriation, and dam and reservoir construction?
In the community of Woodbridge, the Humber River was normally 65-feet
wide, but during the flood it extended to a width of _____ feet at its
Hurricane Hazel induced the most severe flooding in Toronto in over
200 years, with 110 km/h winds and _____ millimetres (11 inches) of rain
in less than 24 hours.
The Lands Acquisition Program was implemented as the first stage in
the post-Hazel flood control plan in the year _____.
In Ontario, ______________________________________ are responsible for
forecasting where and when flooding is likely to occur and issuing flood
alerts and warnings.
a) Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
b) Environment Canada and conservation authorities
c) All of the above