October 2012 Disaster

2012 Disaster 😳

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

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!

December 15 Canyon Cam Wawa Northern Lights

It took 5 long years to get our entrance back...

Wawa Disaster Northern Lights Motel

We are Survivors! 

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

John & Maureen