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1954-Carol

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On August 31, Carol entered Quebec City, Quebec, as a category one hurricane and moved north.

Rainfall image map of Hurricane Carol, which entered the CHC Response Zone on August 31, 1954 as a category 2 hurricane, and entered Quebec late that evening. Carol diminished over northern Quebec on September 1, 1954. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 96 millimetres in Ontario and 108 millimetres in Quebec
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Carol, which entered the CHC Response Zone on August 31, 1954 as a category 2 hurricane, and entered Quebec late that evening. Carol diminished over northern Quebec on September 1, 1954. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 96 millimetres in Ontario and 108 millimetres in Quebec

Hurricane Carol formed near the northeastern Bahamas on August 25, 1954. It sped across the New England states, diminishing as it swept into Canada. Carol was a category two hurricane with winds of 157 km/h when it entered the CHC Response Zone on August 31 and was still travelling at 139 km/h as it entered Quebec late that evening. Carol caused wind and rain damage in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario. Carol diminished over northern Quebec on September 1st.

Carol 54
Carol 54 (place holder until pete writes new titles)

New Brunswick

September 1, 1954

  • Power outages in Saint John area including Rothesay Village to One Mile House, East Saint John, Red Head, Loch Lomond, and Little River (ET)
  • Telephone lines were down in Gagetown, Edmundston, Newcastle, Woodstock and Andover (ET)
  • Power outages in Gagetown, Plaster Rock, and Sussex (ET)
  • Flights from Saint John to Boston and Montreal were cancelled (ET)
  • A cow died in Millville (TJ)
  • Power outages and telephone services were out in Millville (TJ)
  • Trees fell on a total of three cars on Dorchester Street and Drummond Street in Saint John (MG)
  • Traffic blocked by trees on Drummond Street, Sherbrooke Street, and Peel Street in Saint John (MG)
  • Power outages also in the Westfield area, in Lancaster along Manawagonish Road, on Victoria Street, and on Millidge Avenue (ET)

Nova Scotia

September 1, 1954

  • Yarmouth had 64-km/h winds with gusts to 75 km/h (HH)
  • No major damage to Nova Scotia (HH)
  • Four pleasure boats damaged in Lake Milo, Yarmouth (HH)

Quebec

September 1, 1954

  • 65 mm of rain fell at the McGill Observatory in Montreal (MG)
  • $1 million of damage in Montreal (MG)
  • Underpasses and subways were flooded in Montreal (MG)
  • Telephone services were down in Cookshire, Megantic, Scotstown and Bury (MG)
  • Power outages in Montreal included the eastern and northeastern parts of the city; Westmount, Cote Saint Paul, Montreal East, Cote Saint Luc, Dorval, Pointe Claire, Chambly and Richelieu (MG)

Ontario

September 1, 1954

  • Ottawa-Montreal highway covered in mud near Hawkesbury (MG)