October 27, 2012 Wawa was Declared a Disaster

We lost 12 of our 16 rooms – We were Downsized by Mother Nature. We thank everyone for the Support over the years!

Thankfully, we were Closed for the Season when the Torrential Rains overwhelmed all the culverts in the area. 

When John heard the water roaring down the highway like a RIVER, he ran to see it, and a Car hit the water like a brick wall! The car barely made it through before the highway started crumbling. 

We quickly called 911 and told them they must close the highway.

I grabbed the camera when we saw our 10 Rooms underwater 😳

Motel Underwater

The next morning – 

CTV News

This Photo was in the Top 10 Photos for Canada 2012

My belief is that without a sense of humour… You got nothin! 😆

I had to draw this cartoon after the flood. 

The Trans Canada Highway was closed for 1 Week as they rebuilt it. There was no Detour. 😳

No one thought our Business would reopen. They did not rebuild our entrance. 😢

This sight from the highway was photographed more than the Goose that winter!

It took 5 long years to get our entrance back... But now we have the BIGGEST Pull Through Parking Lot with OODLES of Parking

Wawa Disaster Northern Lights Motel

We are Survivors! 

We sincerely thank everyone that helped & supported us through this wild ride 💕

John and Mo Northern Lights Motel Disaster

Life is short... Don't sweat the small stuff. John & Maureen

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