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Great White Hurricane of 1913 remembered

Deadliest natural disaster on the Great Lakes
Posted: 2:03 PM, Dec 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-09 19:03:50Z

The Great Lakes have produced an immense amount of lake effect snowfall this week, which is fairly common in November and December.

In 1913, however, two strong storms converged near the Great Lakes in what's sometimes referred to as the "Great White Hurricane."

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This storm not only dropped huge amounts of snow, but severe winds and monstrous waves also sunk a dozen ships and destroyed many more on the lakes.

The disaster resulted in more than 250 deaths and more than 100 years later, it still remains the worst natural disaster ever recorded on the Great Lakes.

Watch the video for a day-by-day account of the storm system that impacted the Great Lakes for nearly a week.

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