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February 15, 2003: Ice jam in Badger, Newfoundland


Staff writers
February 15, 2013 — Badger, Newfoundland has a history of flooding, but the worst in the town's history began on February 15, 2003.


A massive ice blockage caused three rivers to burst their banks, sending water through the streets.

Following the flood, a combination of high winds, blowing snow and freezing temperatures entombed the town in ice.

A state of emergency was declared and the entire town was evacuated.

Miraculously, there were no injuries.

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