The Regina Cyclone
is the popular name for a tornado
that devastated the city of Regina
on June 30, 1912. At about 4:50 p.m., green funnel clouds formed and touched down south of the city, tearing a swath through the residential area between Wascana Lake
and Victoria Avenue and the downtown business district. It remains the deadliest tornado in Canadian history.
The tornado formed south of the city and continued for another north before dissipating. It was approximately wide. though this conflicts with the F4 Fujita scale
estimate based on reports of damage and historical photographs.
Damage from the tornado is estimated to be F4 on the Fujita scale
. The tornado killed 28 people, injured hundreds, and left 2500 people homeless. Around 500 buildings were destroyed or damaged. Property damage was quantified at $1.2 million CAD, The worst damage was in the central business district, with many buildings entirely destroyed; the affluent residential area to the south was substantially diminished, but the tornado left houses untouched here and there immediately adjacent to houses which were... Read More