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Hurricane Hazel - Recovery

When the waters receded, the enormous task of cleaning up and recovering from the disaster remained. Relief organizations very quickly organized shelters and clothing drives, and people in Toronto rushed to contribute what they could. Financial donations poured in from all over Toronto, Ontario, and from around the world. The Hurricane Relief Fund was organized to collect all the donations and see that the fund was distributed properly to people in need. Businesses donated money, essential products, and their employees’ time. The militia was deployed for two weeks to assist in the clean-up and many remained after their deployment or returned on their time off to continue to assist recovery efforts.

Throughout recovery, the severity of Hurricane Hazel forced government organizations to evaluate their handling of the disaster. One of the most significant advances was the creation of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) to cope with flood control, floodplain management, and water conservation issues around the Greater Toronto Area.

Follow these links for more information on the recovery: