This slideshow is of a collection of pictures taken during and after the hurricane hit Southwest Arm in Newfoundland. [36] Allocation of military aid continued through October 6, though the number of on-scene personnel began to decrease two days earlier. [49] In Canada's report to the World Meteorological Organization, it was stated to be a storm without parallel in the island's history. [31], In light of the widespread damage, 1,000 personnel from the Canadian military were brought in for recovery efforts. Residents boarded up structures with plywood in order to protect windows. [10] On several occasions, Luquillo was flooded by the surf, though no damage took place. [23], The most significant impacts from Igor were attributed to torrential rains, which led to excessive runoff and flash flooding. [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. 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.
[ :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. 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. Intensification resumed the following day once shear lessened, while the dominant steering factor shifted to a mid-tropospheric ridge north of Igor; it would remain so throughout the remainder of the cyclone's existence. Once the cyclone tracked away from the islands, the watches were discontinued on September 9. Following the passage of hurricane winds, the hurricane warning was changed to a tropical storm warning early on September 20 before being discontinued later that day. Video, 00:01:37Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor, Senegal's fashion week during a pandemic. Video, 00:01:37, Senegal's fashion week during a pandemic. 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. Adina Bresge The Canadian Press Published Saturday, March 11, 2017 2:47PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March … [34], In Igor's wake, a state of emergency was declared for 30 communities in Newfoundland. CBC NL - Newfoundland and Labrador 753 views 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. [48], Due to the extensive damage in Newfoundland, the name Igor was retired in the spring of 2011 by request of the Meteorological Service of Canada and will never again be used for an Atlantic hurricane. Hurricane Igor news archive INTERACTIVE: How Igor struck Newfoundland Hurricane Igor compensation sent out by N.L. US Covid vaccination 'mission begins' Video, 00:01:28, Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. [23] This was only the second time that the Meteorological Service of Canada had requested that a hurricane name be retired (the first was Hurricane Juan in 2003). [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. [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. [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. [22], On September 20, roughly one day prior to Igor's arrival in Atlantic Canada, the Canadian Hurricane Center (CHC) issued tropical storm watches and warnings for southern Newfoundland and the French territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. However, weakening was more marked than anticipated, and by the time its center neared the territory on September 20, winds decreased to 75 mph (120 km/h). Tropical storms and hurricanes have regularly brushed or passed over Newfoundland. Read about our approach to external linking. [1], Once north of Bermuda, Igor began to undergo extratropical transition as it turned northeastward. Gradual development took place as convection consolidated around its center. I've done thorough research on it over the past 11 months so content wise it should be up to date. [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. Igor made its closest approach to Bermuda around 02:30 UTC, passing roughly 40 mi (65 km) to the west-northwest. [37], Roughly a month after the storm, a benefit concert was held in St. John's. It was one of the biggest storms to hit eastern Newfoundland in recent history. On September 12, however, explosive intensification took place, and Igor reached Category 4 status on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Though deep convection was no longer consistently over its center, the storm maintained hurricane intensity as supported by data from Hurricane Hunters. Reply. 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. [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. [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. [15] Against initial fears, Igor left relatively little damage across Bermuda. [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. Hurricane Igor Hits Newfoundland. Workers in Canada have begun cleaning up after Hurricane Igor battered Newfoundland and Labrador province, causing flooding and power cuts. Winds proved to be the most significant factor. [28], Roughly 150 communities were temporarily isolated as all roads leading to them were severely damaged or washed out. [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. 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.”. All damage figures in the article are in 2010 United States dollars (USD) unless otherwise stated. It wreaked havoc on the area when it struck Sept. 21, 2010. [24], In addition to flood damage, hurricane-force winds downed trees and power lines across a wide region, and many homes were damaged to varying degrees. Entire bridges, homes, and portions of roads were destroyed. Hurricane Igor hit Newfoundland on Tuesday September 21st. A bridge washout on the Burin Peninsula left 20,000 people cut off from the rest of the island. It originated from a broad area of low pressure that moved off the western coast of Africa on September 6, 2010. [17] Officials in Bermuda stated that the biggest loss from Igor would be lessened tourism revenue following a mass exodus prior to the hurricane's arrival. US Covid vaccination 'mission begins' Video, 00:01:28US Covid vaccination 'mission begins', Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. Video, 00:01:10, Icy caves, whales in NY and cross-border haircuts, 'I was pretending to be Mariah and how she would sing it' Video, 00:04:18, 'I was pretending to be Mariah and how she would sing it'. [32] Along the East Coast hiking trail, an estimated 5,000 trees were downed. [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. Embedded within a monsoon trough over the eastern Atlantic, the system maintained a slow westward track as it weakened to a tropical depression on September 9. HURRICANE IGOR HITS NEWFOUNDLAND Introduction Newfoundlanders are used to storms. And Sunnyside Mayor Phil Smith said the hurricane had caused widespread damage to roads in the region. [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. [nb 1] However, in Newfoundland, Igor brought severe damage, claimed to be the worst ever seen in some areas. 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. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. [52], Hurricane Igor hours prior to peak intensity east of the. [23] An estimated 50,000 residences were left without electricity. hurricane victims", "Help for Igor-displaced workers insufficient: union", "Marystown, Port Union plants closed permanently", "Road work in the Burin Peninsula region", "N.L. The most significant impact was from downed trees and powerlines which cut power to 27,500 residents. 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. In Glovertown, downed power lines sparked two fires, both of which were put out by firefighters without injuries. Hurricane Igor hits Canada's Newfoundland, Hurricane Igor blasts Newfoundland. Video, 00:01:24, UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs, UK v US in Call of Duty showdown. [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. [23] Early on September 22, all advisories were discontinued as Igor moved away from the region. [31] The small coastal community of South East Bight sustained some of the most significant wind damage, where entire fishing sheds were hurled into the air. 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. Forming near Cabo Verde, Igor prompted the issuance of tropical storm watches for the southern islands on September 8. There are no hurricane / post-tropical events of this magnitude striking Newfoundland in the modern era. [11] In nearby Haiti, still reeling from a devastating earthquake in January, officials warned residents of possible relocation from "tent cities" to safer areas. Ten years to the day, on Sept. 21, 2010, hurricane Igor — the most powerful and destructive storm in the province’s recent history — … [23] The name was replaced by Ian and was first used during the 2016 season. [26] The widespread nature of heavy rains ranked the storm as a 1-in-100 year event. [7] Around 1500 UTC on September 21, Igor made landfall near Cape Race, with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). On Sept. 21, 2010, Hurricane Igor struck eastern Newfoundland. Video, 00:01:09, UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs. 2010: Hurricane Igor. Additionally, a storm surge of 1.75 ft (0.53 m) took place in St. George's; this combined with tides to produce a storm tide of over 4 ft (1.22 m). It caused the death of 81-year-old Allan Duffett of Random Island. Today marks the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Igor’s landfall in Eastern Newfoundland. Video, 00:04:14Polish women forced abroad for abortion. Enjoyed your photos. It was also the deadliest in Canada’s history. Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? towns", "Military ends Hurricane Igor relief effort", "More than $400,000 raised for N.L. This remained in place for nearly three days while Igor impacted Bermuda. Hurricane Igor was the most destructive tropical cyclone on record to strike the Canadian island of Newfoundland. Doiron also stated that no requests for federal aid were made. 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Later that day, the watch was upgraded to a warning as hurricane-force winds were anticipated to impact the islands within 24 hours. 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. [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. At 06:00 UTC on September 8, the low was deemed sufficiently organized to be classified as a tropical depression while situated roughly 90 mi (140 km) southeast of Cabo Verde. [23][24] Public infrastructure losses were estimated in excess of $100 million, mainly attributed to roadways. Contrary to its earlier movement, the storm's forward motion markedly increased. [17] Throughout the islands, damage from the storm was less than $500,000. [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. September 21, 2010: Hurricane Igor struck Cape Race, Newfoundland as a large Category 1 hurricane, resulting in major flooding and widespread power outages. This hurricane caused an additional 500 deaths off the coast of Nova Scotia due to shipwrecks. 's post-Igor response disgusting: resident", Sitrep as of 1:15 p.m. NDT Post Tropical Storm IGOR  HC/PHAC OFFICES CLOSING IMMEDIATELY, as forwarded four times in Canadian government agency correspondence, "Hurricane Igor blows St. John's buoy to Scotland", "Two Tropical Cyclone Names Retired from List of Atlantic Storms", "A look back at Hurricane Juan 14 years after it tore through Atlantic Canada", Tropical Cyclone Report for Hurricane Igor, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hurricane_Igor&oldid=990559110, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 November 2020, at 05:02. [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. [31] Ten days after the storm, six towns were still isolated as slow progress on temporary road reconstruction was made. [1] As the storm arrived, the island's airport was shut down earlier than originally planned due to the threat of tornadoes. Video, 00:00:39, Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor. [1] Near the end of this phase, forecasters at the NHC predicted that Igor would attain Category 5 status, the highest classification on the Saffir–Simpson scale. Hurricane Igor was first identified as a broad area of low pressure accompanying a tropical wave over western Africa in early September 2010. [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. [24][28] Water and sewage lines in Sunnyside broke due to flooding. Video, 00:00:33Hurricane Igor blasts Newfoundland, Up Next, Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda. Stephen B. Melamed says: September 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm These pictures really portray the damage left by Hurricane Igor.
Our prayersare with you all. Tourists on the island wanting to escape the storm left more than a week before Igor's arrival. [33] In all, losses from the hurricane were placed at $200 million, ranking it as the costliest cyclone in Newfoundland history. [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. However, union leaders claimed that the assistance was insufficient and accounted for just 420 of 600 work hours. Video, 00:02:04Is global warming making hurricanes stronger?

All the Best 571 0 obj <> endobj 0000013365 00000 n The moon was so bright over Torbay last night, it was astounding. There were also large breaking waves of 15 to 20 ft (4.6 to 6.1 m) or higher. Hurricane Igor hit an eastern stretch of the province with high winds and a massive rainfall that flooded homes, overwhelmed sewage systems and wiped out whole sections of highway. Hurricane Igor: What happened in one September day in 2010 - Duration: 2:28. Sam Synard, mayor of Marystown in Newfoundland, said communities were struggling to deal with the deluge. [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. 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). 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. [7][26] In Bonavista, more than 10 in (250 mm) was estimated to have fallen between September 20 and 21. In fact, the earliest recorded Canadian hurricane hit Newfoundland in 1775. [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. Browse more videos. [5] Due to an overestimated bias in Igor's intensity, forecasts from the NHC showed that the storm would strike Bermuda as a major hurricane. Many communities were forced to declare a state of emergency , and some evacuated completely as the storm approached. The concert raised about $400,000 (2010 CAD) toward storm relief in one night. Duffet was swept out to sea when his driveway collapsed into an overflowing river. An additional $200,000 had been pledged by donors. Hurricane Igor is regarded as the most destructive tropical cyclone to ever strike Newfoundland, causing roughly $200 million in damage. After turning northeastward, the system began an extratropical transition, which it completed shortly after striking southern Newfoundland. It certainly was a good deed to document this for anyone to see. Who would have thought that a category 1 hurricane would hit Newfoundland before being down graded to a tropical storm, which is what usually happens due to the cold Atlantic waters. The remnants of Igor were later absorbed by another extratropical cyclone over the Labrador Sea on September 23. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. [28] Portions of Clarenville were evacuated under similar circumstances after a state of emergency was declared for the town. Hurricane Igor wreaked havoc across parts of the island when it struck Sept. 21, 2010, causing millions of dollars in damages. An orange alert was declared across the country, indicating that heavy rains could result in flooding. Hurricane Igor hits Newfoundland. Tracking slowly westward, it developed into a tropical depression on September 8 and strengthened into a tropical storm shortly thereafter. [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). Video, 00:00:39Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda, Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor. storms and hurricanes in 1950. As it passed west of Bermuda as a minimal hurricane, damage was primarily limited to trees and power lines, with roughly 27,500 residences losing electricity. A few emergency rescues were undertaken during the storm but no injuries occurred. Video, 00:02:21UK v US in Call of Duty showdown, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. [8] One person drowned near Carambola Beach Resort after being overcome by large swells. [32] The mayor of one of the towns affected by Igor, Sam Synard, remarked that "We've never seen such a violent storm before. 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. [12] Portions of the Greater Antilles were affected by large swells and rip currents for several days as Igor approached Bermuda. Igor gradually weakened before brushing Bermuda as a minimal hurricane on September 20. [1] The interaction between these two systems allowed the hurricane to strengthen despite moving over decreasing sea surface temperatures. By this time, Igor had already begun a prolonged turn around the western periphery of the subtropical ridge. Playing next. Only minimal effects were recorded as the storm passed closely nearby. "[24] More than 50 families were relocated to evacuation shelters. Shortly thereafter, the storm completed its transition into an extratropical cyclone as it became fully embedded within the baroclinic zone. Newfoundland hit by hurricane-force winds. The main complaint raised was related to the delay in accepting federal aid despite the severity of the damage. [25] In comparison to Hurricane Earl two weeks earlier, there was substantially less media attention given to Igor, attributed to the possibility of it going out to sea. Throughout the region, one person was killed and damage costs amounted to a record C$200 million. Being away from home it gives … [31] Operation Lama also enabled partial repairs of several buildings, and simultaneously, emergency personnel surveyed roughly 500 mi (900 km) of roads in Newfoundland. [23] The military operation, known as Operation Lama, was to last for the duration of the emergency phase in the immediate aftermath.

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