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[1][23][nb 2] In St. Lawrence, a confirmed 9.37 in (238 mm) of rain fell,[1] ranking Igor as the third-wettest tropical cyclone in Canadian history. [45] In an email sent on September 21, 2010, Denys Doiron, the nation's Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer, relayed that local emergency services reported Igor to be the worst disaster they ever experienced. Video, 00:00:33, Up Next, Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda. It was also the deadliest in Canada’s history. [3] With a symmetrical 17 mi (27 km) wide eye, deep convection, and spiral banding,[4] Igor maintained Category 4 intensity for nearly five days.
I know that many Newfoundlander’s who live away were worried, as I was, about this hurricane. Video, 00:01:09Senegal's fashion week during a pandemic, UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs. Over the following several days, the storm curved toward the north and became exceedingly large,[1] with tropical storm-force winds covering an area about 865 mi (1,390 km) wide. [7][26] In Bonavista, more than 10 in (250 mm) was estimated to have fallen between September 20 and 21. [37], Roughly a month after the storm, a benefit concert was held in St. John's. There are no hurricane / post-tropical events of this magnitude striking Newfoundland in the modern era. Residents boarded up structures with plywood in order to protect windows. Tracking nearly due west, the system emerged into the eastern Atlantic Ocean on September 6. Thanks for making Igor real for me. Being away from home it gives … [35] On September 27, government officials stated that it would take months for cleanup efforts to be completed. [1][nb 3] No records for sustained winds or gusts were broken; however, it was noted as a 1-in-50 year event even with powerful winter storms taken into account. I can't think of anything catchy to put into this nomination but I do believe the article is ready for FAC. [27] Parts of St. Bernard's – Jacques Fontaine had to be evacuated by boat during the storm as rising water flooded some areas of the small town. Sam Synard, mayor of Marystown in Newfoundland, said communities were struggling to deal with the deluge. [43] By January 24, 2011, The Salvation Army received about $1.6 million worth of donations, roughly half of which had been distributed at that point. Hurricane Igor is continuing on its destructive path along the Atlantic seaboard, this time hitting Canada's shores. Playing next.
Our prayersare with you all. [23] In some instances, flood waters overtook the height of houses. Once the cyclone tracked away from the islands, the watches were discontinued on September 9. [1] In terms of its overall impact, Igor was regarded as the worst storm of tropical origin to hit Newfoundland since Hurricane Two in 1935. A Newfoundland Power truck drives through a flooded area of Waterford Bridge Road as it responds to calls during Hurricane Igor in St. John's, N.L., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. CBC NL - Newfoundland and Labrador 753 views After becoming the strongest cyclone of the season, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), it began to enter an area unfavorable for continued strengthening. [1], Once north of Bermuda, Igor began to undergo extratropical transition as it turned northeastward. [39] Following more than a year of discussions, the plant's parent company, Ocean Choice International, decided to permanently shut down operations on December 2, 2011. The remnants of Igor were later absorbed by another extratropical cyclone over the Labrador Sea on September 23. [44], In June 2011, a federal document detailing the actions made by province officials was released to be public and incited further outcry from residents affected by the storm. There were also large breaking waves of 15 to 20 ft (4.6 to 6.1 m) or higher. This hurricane caused an additional 500 deaths off the coast of Nova Scotia due to shipwrecks. It certainly was a good deed to document this for anyone to see. towns", "Military ends Hurricane Igor relief effort", "More than $400,000 raised for N.L. Video, 00:01:24, UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs, UK v US in Call of Duty showdown.
[ :2t .N g 1 ECI # `% Z F + - !i*` ұ # ai _: Vz ٕ p V& o Then I made my way downtown to see what people were doing to keep dry… then the wind hit. [35] Three ships and a fleet of helicopters were called in for the distribution of emergency aid, and the military set up temporary bridges while long-term plans for reconstruction were made. Higher wind shear temporarily halted intensification over the following days. [49] In Canada's report to the World Meteorological Organization, it was stated to be a storm without parallel in the island's history. [34], In Igor's wake, a state of emergency was declared for 30 communities in Newfoundland. [1], Passing roughly 345 mi (555 km) northeast of the Leeward Islands on September 17, Igor gradually weakened as it experienced increased wind shear and dry air intrusion. I've done thorough research on it over the past 11 months so content wise it should be up to date. This remained in place for nearly three days while Igor impacted Bermuda. An initial deployment of 120 soldiers and 40 vehicles arrived on September 25 from the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in Oromocto, New Brunswick. Browse more videos. Winds of more than 130km per hour have caused extensive damage and heavy rains have flooded communities, washing out roads and stranding residents in their homes in the province of Newfoundland. A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with hosts Michael Stittle and Nik Nanos. Video, 00:02:04Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? Hurricane Igor blasts Newfoundland Jump to media player Workers in Canada have begun cleaning up after Hurricane Igor battered Newfoundland and Labrador province, causing flooding and power cuts. Video, 00:01:09, UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs. 2010: Hurricane Igor. [13], Long seen to be within Igor's track, Bermuda was placed under a hurricane watch on September 17 as the threat became imminent. Newfoundland, Tuesday September 21, 2010 – The Salvation Army is providing food and water to more than 100 people in Clarenville, Newfoundland after Hurricane Igor swept into the southern and eastern parts of the island earlier today. Additionally, a British Royal Navy vessel and helicopter were stationed offshore to assist with recovery efforts once the storm passed. And Sunnyside Mayor Phil Smith said the hurricane had caused widespread damage to roads in the region. Contrary to its earlier movement, the storm's forward motion markedly increased. [15] Against initial fears, Igor left relatively little damage across Bermuda. [1], Although several hundred miles from the Leeward Islands, Igor produced large swells averaging 9 to 13 ft (2.7 to 4.0 m) in height, between September 16 and 21. Forming near Cabo Verde, Igor prompted the issuance of tropical storm watches for the southern islands on September 8. [6] Accelerating along the leading edge of a trough over the Canadian Maritimes, the storm intensified within a baroclinic zone as it neared Newfoundland. Total losses in the territory were less than US$500,000. Video, 00:04:14Polish women forced abroad for abortion. [36] Allocation of military aid continued through October 6, though the number of on-scene personnel began to decrease two days earlier. In the storm's wake, military personnel were deployed to assist in recovery efforts and aid distribution. Duffet was swept out to sea when his driveway collapsed into an overflowing river. [1], Although effects from Igor were observed in Bermuda for several days, relatively little rain fell, with the highest amount being 3.19 in (81 mm). The concert raised about $400,000 (2010 CAD) toward storm relief in one night. [46], On September 12, 2011, nearly a year after the passage of Igor, a weather buoy from St. John's was spotted near the Shetland Islands north of Scotland. On Sept. 21, 2010, Hurricane Igor struck eastern Newfoundland. Video, 00:01:24UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs, UK v US in Call of Duty showdown. [23], The combination of a stationary front and significant moisture from Hurricane Igor resulted in torrential rainfall across parts of eastern Newfoundland, leading to widespread flooding. Video, 00:02:50, Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter, 'I got a tattoo to match my son's birthmark' Video, 00:01:52, 'I got a tattoo to match my son's birthmark', Icy caves, whales in NY and cross-border haircuts. Though deep convection was no longer consistently over its center, the storm maintained hurricane intensity as supported by data from Hurricane Hunters. [11] In nearby Haiti, still reeling from a devastating earthquake in January, officials warned residents of possible relocation from "tent cities" to safer areas. Police confirmed a man in Lower Lance Cove on Random Island, near Brittania and approximately 120 kilometres northwest of St. John’s, was washed into the sea at approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday “when a driveway collapsed from underneath him due to heavy water flow.”. [1] Following the development of an intermittent eye feature and steady convection around its center,[2] Igor strengthened into a hurricane around 00:00 UTC on September 12. [15] No evacuation plans were put in place, although a local high school was converted into a shelter for residents who felt unsafe in their homes. [7] Along the coast, Igor produced a storm tide of 3.5 ft (1.1 m). [24] In response to the widespread floods, Newfoundland Power Inc. warned residents who still had power by the afternoon of September 21 to turn off their main electrical panel if water entered their basement. Hurricane Igor: Category 1 hurricane: September 21, 2010 (): Cape Race: Avalon Peninsula, … It caused the death of 81-year-old Allan Duffett of Random Island. The following day, the CHC issued a hurricane watch for the eastern and northern coasts. Who would have thought that a category 1 hurricane would hit Newfoundland before … [24] Offshore, an oil rig with 110 personnel was mostly evacuated near the coast of Newfoundland on September 19. Hurricane Igor and its severe impacts certainly represent a rare event in Newfoundland which has been described as the worst in memory. Newfoundland hit by hurricane-force winds. HURRICANE IGOR HITS NEWFOUNDLAND Introduction Newfoundlanders are used to storms. Doiron also stated that no requests for federal aid were made. [1] In response to the storm's arrival, schools were closed, and several flights were delayed or canceled at St. John's International Airport. Video, 00:02:04. Hurricane Igor hits Newfoundland. [50][51] The hurricane is also considered a probable benchmark for future cyclones in the region, having illustrated to residents that they are not immune from hurricanes and their impacts. Adina Bresge The Canadian Press Published Saturday, March 11, 2017 2:47PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March … In fact, the earliest recorded Canadian hurricane hit Newfoundland in 1775. [52], Hurricane Igor hours prior to peak intensity east of the. High surf advisories were issued in Long Island, New York, as waves of 6 to 10 ft (1.8 to 3.0 m) affected the area. The sustained wind reports are based on 10-minute standards. [26] The widespread nature of heavy rains ranked the storm as a 1-in-100 year event. This slideshow is of a collection of pictures taken during and after the hurricane hit Southwest Arm in Newfoundland. [1] The interaction between these two systems allowed the hurricane to strengthen despite moving over decreasing sea surface temperatures. Not a day goes by that Mary Duffett doesn’t think about the day her husband died. Hurricane Igor is continuing on its destructive path along the Atlantic seaboard, this time hitting Canada's shores. [32] Along the East Coast hiking trail, an estimated 5,000 trees were downed. Entire bridges, homes, and portions of roads were destroyed. [31] Ten days after the storm, six towns were still isolated as slow progress on temporary road reconstruction was made. An orange alert was declared across the country, indicating that heavy rains could result in flooding. [16] Prior to Igor's arrival, there were fears that the large hurricane would be worse than Hurricane Fabian in 2003 and could "flatten" the territory. [29] A 100 ft (30 m) section of the Trans-Canada Highway in Terra Nova National Park was severely eroded, leaving a large ravine behind and disconnecting the main population of Newfoundland from the rest of the island. [17] These fears resulted from forecasts from the National Hurricane Center which indicated the storm would strike Bermuda as a Category 3 hurricane. [30] On Random Island, a man was killed when his driveway collapsed from flooding and he was swept out to sea.

All the Best 571 0 obj <> endobj 0000013365 00000 n The moon was so bright over Torbay last night, it was astounding. [23] Overall damage to roadways was regarded as "colossal" by Tom Hedderson, the minister for emergency preparedness. The mayor of Marystown criticized government officials for not increasing the size of repairs, especially to culverts, to account for flooding. Sustained winds reached 91 mph (146 km/h) and gusts peaked at 117 mph (188 km/h) at an unofficial AWOS station on St. David's Lighthouse. [23] The military operation, known as Operation Lama, was to last for the duration of the emergency phase in the immediate aftermath. [8] One person drowned near Carambola Beach Resort after being overcome by large swells. [31], In light of the widespread damage, 1,000 personnel from the Canadian military were brought in for recovery efforts. Croix. Report. [7] In Cape Pine, near where the center of the cyclone tracked, sustained winds of 80 mph (130 km/h) and gusts to 107 mph (172 km/h) affected the area. Hurricane Igor was one of the biggest storms to hit Newfoundland. Hurricane Igor hit Newfoundland on Tuesday September 21st. [1] Additionally, offshore waves reached immense heights, measured up to 83.6 ft (25.5 m); one buoy reported a wave of 92 ft (28 m), but that data is subject to further analysis to verify it. Grace) and we had 260mm of rain the same day! [32] The mayor of one of the towns affected by Igor, Sam Synard, remarked that "We've never seen such a violent storm before. [31] Operation Lama also enabled partial repairs of several buildings, and simultaneously, emergency personnel surveyed roughly 500 mi (900 km) of roads in Newfoundland. HURRICANE IGOR HITS NEWFOUNDLAND Introduction Newfoundlanders are used to storms. Video, 00:01:37Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor, Senegal's fashion week during a pandemic. [21] Along the New Jersey coastline, waves averaging between 6 and 9 ft (1.8 and 2.7 m) and dangerous rip currents were reported. After turning northeastward, the system began an extratropical transition, which it completed shortly after striking southern Newfoundland. Video, 00:04:14, Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? [1], Though Igor's closest approach to the contiguous United States only brought it within 600 mi (970 km) of land, its large circulation produced significant swells along the entire East Coast. A bridge washout on the Burin Peninsula left 20,000 people cut off from the rest of the island. storms and hurricanes in 1950. Reply. [12] Portions of the Greater Antilles were affected by large swells and rip currents for several days as Igor approached Bermuda.

Later it hit Newfoundland and was the most damaging hurricane in recent history for that island. Tourists on the island wanting to escape the storm left more than a week before Igor's arrival. "[24] More than 50 families were relocated to evacuation shelters. During this time, satellite estimates indicated that the storm's winds increased from 75 mph (120 km/h) to 150 mph (240 km/h) and its barometric pressure decreased by 52 mbar (hPa; 1.53 inHg). [23] Early on September 22, all advisories were discontinued as Igor moved away from the region. 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Hurricane Igor wreaked havoc across parts of the island when it struck Sept. 21, 2010, causing millions of dollars in damages. [7] Around 1500 UTC on September 21, Igor made landfall near Cape Race, with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). [17] The causeway-bridge connecting St. George's Islands to the main island of Bermuda sustained minor damage, leaving one lane closed for several days. It was one of the biggest storms to hit eastern Newfoundland in recent history. Shortly thereafter, the storm completed its transition into an extratropical cyclone as it became fully embedded within the baroclinic zone. Video, 00:02:21UK v US in Call of Duty showdown, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. [41] Over the course of the recovery phase, several complaints, including concerns lodged by church ministers, remarked that relief funds were not being distributed fast enough and the overall process was taking too long. [33] In all, losses from the hurricane were placed at $200 million, ranking it as the costliest cyclone in Newfoundland history. Hurricane Igor: What happened in one September day in 2010 - Duration: 2:28. On Monday, her thoughts ran a little deeper. However, union leaders claimed that the assistance was insufficient and accounted for just 420 of 600 work hours. It originated from a broad area of low pressure that moved off the western coast of Africa on September 6, 2010. Washouts, floods, power outages, isolation and a death were just some of the effects Hurricane Igor brought to Newfoundland and Labrador 10 years ago. Hurricane Igor claims reach $65M [17] Throughout the islands, damage from the storm was less than $500,000. After the first of these cycles, the hurricane is estimated to have reached its peak strength around 00:00 UTC on September 15, with 1-minute sustained winds of 155 mph (250 km/h) and an estimated minimum pressure of 924 mbar (hPa; 27.29 inHg). [18] Rip currents in Florida pulled four people out to sea who were later rescued. Video, 00:02:21, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. In statistical terms, this was effectively a 50-100 year event depending on how one chooses to define it. Hurricane Igor hit Cape Verde, although there were no reports of damage or fatalites, as well as Bermuda where it caused 500,000 dollars in damage as well as Newfoundland. Hurricane Igor Hits Newfoundland. Tropical storms and hurricanes have regularly brushed or passed over Newfoundland. Hurricane Igor was first identified as a broad area of low pressure accompanying a tropical wave over western Africa in early September 2010. [23] An estimated 50,000 residences were left without electricity. [1] As the storm arrived, the island's airport was shut down earlier than originally planned due to the threat of tornadoes. [28], Roughly 150 communities were temporarily isolated as all roads leading to them were severely damaged or washed out. [10] On several occasions, Luquillo was flooded by the surf, though no damage took place. After turning northwestward between Labrador and Greenland, the remnants of Igor were absorbed by another extratropical cyclone on September 23, within the Labrador Sea. Video, 00:00:39Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda, Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor. Winds across eastern Newfoundland were also exacerbated by the interaction of the front and Igor. Video, 00:02:50Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter, 'I got a tattoo to match my son's birthmark' Video, 00:01:52'I got a tattoo to match my son's birthmark', Icy caves, whales in NY and cross-border haircuts. Attaining gale-force winds six hours later, the depression intensified into a tropical storm and was subsequently named Igor by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). 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