19 Year Anniversary of "The Ice Storm"
It was 19 years ago today that the Ice Storm which devastated Brockville and other parts of Eastern Ontario and Quebec began.
The 1998 storm was caused by a moisture-laden front from the Gulf of Mexico stalling over Arctic air on the ground and lasted until January 10th.
A state of emergency was declared after the ice downed power lines, forcing 100,000 people out of their homes.
Millions were left without power, sometimes for weeks.
The Canadian Forces sent in 16,000 troops, the largest peacetime deployment in the military's history.
The storm caused more than two dozen deaths and over $1 billion in insurance claims.
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