Most Dangerous Storms: Ice Storm of 1998

Posted by on Thursday, September 17, 2015
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This week on Wx Centre we are showcasing the most dangerous storm on earth ever.

Today is Friday so we finish the list with number 1.

The North American Ice Storm of 1998 was a massive combination of five smaller successive ice storms which combined to strike a relatively narrow swath of land from eastern Ontario to southern Quebec to Nova Scotia in Canada, and bordering areas from northern New York to central portions of the United States.

Areas affected include Atlantic Canada, southern Quebec, Eastern Ontario, northern New York and northern New England.

The storm dropped 130 mm of freezing rain knocking out power to over 4 million people and causing anywhere from $5–7 billion in damage.

In total 35 people were killed, 28 of which were Canadian and 945 injuries were reported.

The storm formed on January 4, 1998 and dissipated on January 10, 1998.

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