Tornado Destroys Provincial Capital In Canada
Regina is the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada with a population of 30,000.
On June 30, 1912 green funnel clouds started to form 11 miles south of Regina. At 4:50pm a tornado touched down at traveled 7.5 miles through the heart of the city. Wind velocity was estimated to be 310 mph. “In just twenty minutes it completely leveled a number of houses, and caused other houses to explode as the pressure inside the structures rose when the tornado passed overhead.” It left a path of destruction from the southern residential area, the downtown business district, rail yards, warehouse district, and northern residential area. The tornado killed 28 and left 2,500 homeless.