[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. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Igor made its closest approach to Bermuda around 02:30 UTC, passing roughly 40 mi (65 km) to the west-northwest. Hurricane Igor is continuing on its destructive path along the Atlantic seaboard, this time hitting Canada's shores. 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. [30] On Random Island, a man was killed when his driveway collapsed from flooding and he was swept out to sea. All damage figures in the article are in 2010 United States dollars (USD) unless otherwise stated. [32] The mayor of one of the towns affected by Igor, Sam Synard, remarked that "We've never seen such a violent storm before. Later that day, the watch was upgraded to a warning as hurricane-force winds were anticipated to impact the islands within 24 hours. [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. 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). 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'. Hurricane Igor was the most destructive tropical cyclone on record to strike the Canadian island of Newfoundland. [24][28] Water and sewage lines in Sunnyside broke due to flooding. After turning northeastward, the system began an extratropical transition, which it completed shortly after striking southern Newfoundland. Though a weaker storm, Ophelia caused more damage than expected as it destroyed infrastructure repaired in the wake of Igor. [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. Video, 00:00:39Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda, Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor. Doiron also stated that no requests for federal aid were made. [1], Once north of Bermuda, Igor began to undergo extratropical transition as it turned northeastward. [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. September 21, 2010: Hurricane Igor struck Cape Race, Newfoundland as a large Category 1 hurricane, resulting in major flooding and widespread power outages. Hurricane Igor Hits Newfoundland. Video, 00:04:14Polish women forced abroad for abortion. © 2020 BBC. [49] In Canada's report to the World Meteorological Organization, it was stated to be a storm without parallel in the island's history. By this time, Igor had already begun a prolonged turn around the western periphery of the subtropical ridge. [17] Throughout the islands, damage from the storm was less than $500,000. [11] In nearby Haiti, still reeling from a devastating earthquake in January, officials warned residents of possible relocation from "tent cities" to safer areas. Hurricane Igor claims reach $65M Gradual development took place as convection consolidated around its center. [23] Early on September 22, all advisories were discontinued as Igor moved away from the region. [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. [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. [nb 1] However, in Newfoundland, Igor brought severe damage, claimed to be the worst ever seen in some areas. [23] The name was replaced by Ian and was first used during the 2016 season. 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. Tracking slowly westward, it developed into a tropical depression on September 8 and strengthened into a tropical storm shortly thereafter. .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. The concert raised about $400,000 (2010 CAD) toward storm relief in one night. The main complaint raised was related to the delay in accepting federal aid despite the severity of the damage.
Our prayersare with you all. Only minimal effects were recorded as the storm passed closely nearby. 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. Today marks the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Igor’s landfall in Eastern Newfoundland. The storm was the most destructive tropical cyclone on record to have hit this province. It was also the deadliest in Canada’s history. [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. Tracking nearly due west, the system emerged into the eastern Atlantic Ocean on September 6. [42] Roughly ten months after the hurricane, work on permanent reconstruction of roadways began in several areas across the Burin Peninsula. 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. [28], Roughly 150 communities were temporarily isolated as all roads leading to them were severely damaged or washed out. Hurricane Igor hits Canada's Newfoundland, Hurricane Igor blasts Newfoundland. [1], Once classified a hurricane, Igor underwent explosive intensification over the following 24 hours. 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. On Monday, her thoughts ran a little deeper. 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. Video, 00:02:04. Hurricane Igor hit Newfoundland on Tuesday September 21st. [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. Reply. [7] Around 1500 UTC on September 21, Igor made landfall near Cape Race, with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). A bridge washout on the Burin Peninsula left 20,000 people cut off from the rest of the island. After turning northwestward between Labrador and Greenland, the remnants of Igor were absorbed by another extratropical cyclone on September 23, within the Labrador Sea. [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. Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? This slideshow is of a collection of pictures taken during and after the hurricane hit Southwest Arm in Newfoundland. Hurricane Igor: What happened in one September day in 2010 - Duration: 2:28. I've done thorough research on it over the past 11 months so content wise it should be up to date. 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).
[ :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. Video, 00:02:04Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? A few emergency rescues were undertaken during the storm but no injuries occurred. [1], Forming near Cabo Verde, Igor prompted the issuance of tropical storm watches for the southern islands on September 8. towns", "Military ends Hurricane Igor relief effort", "More than $400,000 raised for N.L. 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. Grace) and we had 260mm of rain the same day! [26] The widespread nature of heavy rains ranked the storm as a 1-in-100 year event. The remnants of Igor were later absorbed by another extratropical cyclone over the Labrador Sea on September 23. While the hurricane was over the open ocean, it produced large swells that caused the deaths of four people — two in the Caribbean, one in Newfoundland and one in the United States. [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. In the storm's wake, military personnel were deployed to assist in recovery efforts and aid distribution. On Sept. 21, 2010, Hurricane Igor struck eastern Newfoundland. [23] The military operation, known as Operation Lama, was to last for the duration of the emergency phase in the immediate aftermath. I can't think of anything catchy to put into this nomination but I do believe the article is ready for FAC. [19][20] One person drowned in Surf City, North Carolina after being overwhelmed by rough surf. Read about our approach to external linking. [15] Against initial fears, Igor left relatively little damage across Bermuda. [28] Portions of Clarenville were evacuated under similar circumstances after a state of emergency was declared for the town. Winds proved to be the most significant factor. The most significant impact was from downed trees and powerlines which cut power to 27,500 residents. [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. [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. An additional $200,000 had been pledged by donors. [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. [7] Along the coast, Igor produced a storm tide of 3.5 ft (1.1 m). [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. [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. Washouts, floods, power outages, isolation and a death were just some of the effects Hurricane Igor brought to Newfoundland and Labrador 10 years ago. Throughout the region, one person was killed and damage costs amounted to a record C$200 million. [1] As the storm arrived, the island's airport was shut down earlier than originally planned due to the threat of tornadoes. It was one of the biggest storms to hit eastern Newfoundland in recent history. The sustained wind reports are based on 10-minute standards. It originated from a broad area of low pressure that moved off the western coast of Africa on September 6, 2010. Though deep convection was no longer consistently over its center, the storm maintained hurricane intensity as supported by data from Hurricane Hunters.
I know that many Newfoundlander’s who live away were worried, as I was, about this hurricane. [7][26] In Bonavista, more than 10 in (250 mm) was estimated to have fallen between September 20 and 21. [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. [31], In light of the widespread damage, 1,000 personnel from the Canadian military were brought in for recovery efforts. [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. 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. [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. 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. [32] Electricity was gradually restored to residents; by six days after the hurricane's passage, a few hundred had yet to regain power. Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? [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 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. US Covid vaccination 'mission begins' Video, 00:01:28US Covid vaccination 'mission begins', Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. CBC NL - Newfoundland and Labrador 753 views 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). [23] Overall damage to roadways was regarded as "colossal" by Tom Hedderson, the minister for emergency preparedness. 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. [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. [17] These fears resulted from forecasts from the National Hurricane Center which indicated the storm would strike Bermuda as a Category 3 hurricane. 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