Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer
May 4, 2011 — As parts of southern Quebec deal with flooding, The Weather Network takes a look back at a landslide that hit the province 40 years ago.
On May 4, 1971, a low pressure system covered most of Quebec. It rained for 3 consecutive days.
The soil was already weak from the spring thaw. A major landslide hit the community of Saint-Jean-Vianney, 200 km north of Quebec City. The crater was 300 metres across and more than 30 metres deep.
30 homes, 15 cars and a bus were all pulled in the slide. 31 people were killed - most of them trapped in homes and cars.