Hurricane Larry leaves behind path of destruction


Hurricane Larry roared across eastern Newfoundland overnight delivering very strong winds, heavy rain, and storm surge.


Larry made landfall as a category one hurricane west of Long Harbour on the western Avalon Peninsula around 1:30 am.


This morning Newfoundland Power is working to reconnect the 60,000+ customers without power.


In some areas, there were wind gusts near 180 km/h. In Cape St. Marys there was a gust of 182 km/h. Cape Pine recorded a wind gust of 149 km/h, and there was a gust of 145 km/h at the St. John's International Airport.


There is widespread damage today. There are widespread reports of trees and power lines down combined with reports of structural damage. The roof was ripped off a school in St. John's.


There was also a storm surge event on the south coast with a tide gauge at Argentia and St. Lawrence showing a peak water level of 150 cm higher that observed during normal tide.


Alerts have come to an end this morning but gusty winds will linger throughout the day and into this evening.



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