Washouts, floods, power outages, isolation and a death were just some of the effects Hurricane Igor brought to Newfoundland and Labrador 10 years ago. 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). [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. [52], Hurricane Igor hours prior to peak intensity east of the. [30] On Random Island, a man was killed when his driveway collapsed from flooding and he was swept out to sea. It struck hurricane victims", "Help for Igor-displaced workers insufficient: union", "Marystown, Port Union plants closed permanently", "Road work in the Burin Peninsula region", "N.L. Igor gradually weakened before brushing Bermuda as a minimal hurricane on September 20. Today marks the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Igor’s landfall in Eastern Newfoundland. An additional $200,000 had been pledged by donors. [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. Several rivers rose to record levels across the Bonavista and Burin peninsulas where many roads were washed out. An initial deployment of 120 soldiers and 40 vehicles arrived on September 25 from the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in Oromocto, New Brunswick. 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. [7][26] In Bonavista, more than 10 in (250 mm) was estimated to have fallen between September 20 and 21. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. [31] Ten days after the storm, six towns were still isolated as slow progress on temporary road reconstruction was made. 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. [28], Roughly 150 communities were temporarily isolated as all roads leading to them were severely damaged or washed out. Entire bridges, homes, and portions of roads were destroyed. Shortly thereafter, the storm completed its transition into an extratropical cyclone as it became fully embedded within the baroclinic zone. 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 and its severe impacts certainly represent a rare event in Newfoundland which has been described as the worst in memory. [1], Forming near Cabo Verde, Igor prompted the issuance of tropical storm watches for the southern islands on September 8. Stephen B. Melamed says: September 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm These pictures really portray the damage left by Hurricane Igor. [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. [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. Many communities were forced to declare a state of emergency , and some evacuated completely as the storm approached. [31] Operation Lama also enabled partial repairs of several buildings, and simultaneously, emergency personnel surveyed roughly 500 mi (900 km) of roads in Newfoundland. [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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[ :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. [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. 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. Gradual development took place as convection consolidated around its center. [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. 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. [7] Around 1500 UTC on September 21, Igor made landfall near Cape Race, with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). [23] Early on September 22, all advisories were discontinued as Igor moved away from the region. [1] In response to the storm's arrival, schools were closed, and several flights were delayed or canceled at St. John's International Airport. Croix. 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, 00:00:39Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda, Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor. [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. On Sept. 21, 2010, Hurricane Igor struck eastern Newfoundland. Hurricane Igor Hits Newfoundland. The most significant impact was from downed trees and powerlines which cut power to 27,500 residents. [18] Rip currents in Florida pulled four people out to sea who were later rescued. [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. [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. 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). [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. [23] The military operation, known as Operation Lama, was to last for the duration of the emergency phase in the immediate aftermath. Video, 00:01:37Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor, Senegal's fashion week during a pandemic. Total losses in the territory were less than US$500,000. Newfoundland hit by hurricane-force winds. 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. Forming near Cabo Verde, Igor prompted the issuance of tropical storm watches for the southern islands on September 8. Hurricane Igor hits Newfoundland. [26] The widespread nature of heavy rains ranked the storm as a 1-in-100 year event. Hurricane Igor was one of the biggest storms to hit Newfoundland. It wreaked havoc on the area when it struck Sept. 21, 2010. [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. 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. 2010: Hurricane Igor. [1] As the storm arrived, the island's airport was shut down earlier than originally planned due to the threat of tornadoes. Igor made its closest approach to Bermuda around 02:30 UTC, passing roughly 40 mi (65 km) to the west-northwest. [1] Although sustained hurricane-force winds were recorded across parts of the island, warnings were not issued due to stronger-than-expected re-intensification of the storm as it transitioned into an extratropical cyclone. Winds proved to be the most significant factor. Video, 00:01:10Icy 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'. [nb 1] However, in Newfoundland, Igor brought severe damage, claimed to be the worst ever seen in some areas. Playing next. [38] In late October, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador allocated $275,000 in funds for 200 workers who lost their jobs after two fish processing plants were damaged in Marystown and Port Union. It originated from a broad area of low pressure that moved off the western coast of Africa on September 6, 2010. It was also the deadliest in Canada’s history. 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. [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. Throughout the region, one person was killed and damage costs amounted to a record C$200 million. [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). [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. The remnants of Igor were later absorbed by another extratropical cyclone over the Labrador Sea on September 23. Duffet was swept out to sea when his driveway collapsed into an overflowing river. I can't think of anything catchy to put into this nomination but I do believe the article is ready for FAC. The main complaint raised was related to the delay in accepting federal aid despite the severity of the damage. Is global warming making hurricanes stronger?
Our prayersare with you all. [15] Against initial fears, Igor left relatively little damage across Bermuda. [19][20] One person drowned in Surf City, North Carolina after being overwhelmed by rough surf. A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with hosts Michael Stittle and Nik Nanos. 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. On September 12, however, explosive intensification took place, and Igor reached Category 4 status on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Tropical storms and hurricanes have regularly brushed or passed over Newfoundland. 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. [23][24] Public infrastructure losses were estimated in excess of $100 million, mainly attributed to roadways. In Glovertown, downed power lines sparked two fires, both of which were put out by firefighters without injuries. There were also large breaking waves of 15 to 20 ft (4.6 to 6.1 m) or higher. Though deep convection was no longer consistently over its center, the storm maintained hurricane intensity as supported by data from Hurricane Hunters. Though a weaker storm, Ophelia caused more damage than expected as it destroyed infrastructure repaired in the wake of Igor. [10] On several occasions, Luquillo was flooded by the surf, though no damage took place. [23] In some instances, flood waters overtook the height of houses. Video, 00:01:37, Senegal's fashion week during a pandemic. Video, 00:02:21, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. 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[1], Once north of Bermuda, Igor began to undergo extratropical transition as it turned northeastward. However, union leaders claimed that the assistance was insufficient and accounted for just 420 of 600 work hours. [42] Roughly ten months after the hurricane, work on permanent reconstruction of roadways began in several areas across the Burin Peninsula. CBC NL - Newfoundland and Labrador 753 views The following day, the CHC issued a hurricane watch for the eastern and northern coasts. 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, 00:02:04Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? Once the cyclone tracked away from the islands, the watches were discontinued on September 9. The sustained wind reports are based on 10-minute standards. towns", "Military ends Hurricane Igor relief effort", "More than $400,000 raised for N.L. [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. An orange alert was declared across the country, indicating that heavy rains could result in flooding. Workers in Canada have begun cleaning up after Hurricane Igor battered Newfoundland and Labrador province, causing flooding and power cuts. Later that day, the watch was upgraded to a warning as hurricane-force winds were anticipated to impact the islands within 24 hours. [6] Accelerating along the leading edge of a trough over the Canadian Maritimes, the storm intensified within a baroclinic zone as it neared Newfoundland. 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. Tracking slowly westward, it developed into a tropical depression on September 8 and strengthened into a tropical storm shortly thereafter. HURRICANE IGOR HITS NEWFOUNDLAND Introduction Newfoundlanders are used to storms. Ten years to the day, on Sept. 21, 2010, hurricane Igor — the most powerful and destructive storm in the province’s recent history — … Hurricane Igor: What happened in one September day in 2010 - Duration: 2:28. The storm was the most destructive tropical cyclone on record to have hit this province. [17] Throughout the islands, damage from the storm was less than $500,000. Read about our approach to external linking. [37], Roughly a month after the storm, a benefit concert was held in St. John's. .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. 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. © 2020 BBC. [36] Allocation of military aid continued through October 6, though the number of on-scene personnel began to decrease two days earlier. Video, 00:00:33Hurricane Igor blasts Newfoundland, Up Next, Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda. Tourists on the island wanting to escape the storm left more than a week before Igor's arrival. Report. 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. It caused the death of 81-year-old Allan Duffett of Random Island. 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. [31], In light of the widespread damage, 1,000 personnel from the Canadian military were brought in for recovery efforts. [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. Reply. Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? 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. Tracking nearly due west, the system emerged into the eastern Atlantic Ocean on September 6. Video, 00:02:04. Video, 00:00:33, Up Next, Hurricane Igor sweeps across Bermuda. Higher wind shear temporarily halted intensification over the following days. Not a day goes by that Mary Duffett doesn’t think about the day her husband died. [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. 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. [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. 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). September 21, 2010: Hurricane Igor struck Cape Race, Newfoundland as a large Category 1 hurricane, resulting in major flooding and widespread power outages. Video, 00:00:39, Bermuda braces for hurricane Igor. Only minimal effects were recorded as the storm passed closely nearby. US Covid vaccination 'mission begins' Video, 00:01:28US Covid vaccination 'mission begins', Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. [1], The Bermuda government closed its schools and the Bermuda International Airport on September 20 and 21 in anticipation of Igor. Hurricane Igor is regarded as the most destructive tropical cyclone to ever strike Newfoundland, causing roughly $200 million in damage. [7] Along the coast, Igor produced a storm tide of 3.5 ft (1.1 m). Hurricane Igor hit Newfoundland on Tuesday September 21st. 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). Hurricane Igor was the most destructive tropical cyclone on record to strike the Canadian island of Newfoundland. Browse more videos. [33] In all, losses from the hurricane were placed at $200 million, ranking it as the costliest cyclone in Newfoundland history. Additionally, a British Royal Navy vessel and helicopter were stationed offshore to assist with recovery efforts once the storm passed. In statistical terms, this was effectively a 50-100 year event depending on how one chooses to define it. In the storm's wake, military personnel were deployed to assist in recovery efforts and aid distribution. [12] Portions of the Greater Antilles were affected by large swells and rip currents for several days as Igor approached Bermuda. [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. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Hurricane Igor blasts Newfoundland. [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. [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. In fact, the earliest recorded Canadian hurricane hit Newfoundland in 1775. The prolonged period of this event resulted in minor coastal flooding in St. Residents boarded up structures with plywood in order to protect windows. [23] The name was replaced by Ian and was first used during the 2016 season. Winds across eastern Newfoundland were also exacerbated by the interaction of the front and Igor. Video, 00:01:24UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs, UK v US in Call of Duty showdown. US Covid vaccination 'mission begins' Video, 00:01:28, Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. HURRICANE IGOR HITS NEWFOUNDLAND Introduction Newfoundlanders are used to storms. [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. All damage figures in the article are in 2010 United States dollars (USD) unless otherwise stated. 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. Hurricane Igor hits Canada's Newfoundland, Hurricane Igor blasts Newfoundland. Who would have thought that a category 1 hurricane would hit Newfoundland before … Video, 00:01:09Senegal's fashion week during a pandemic, UK PM on climate change, mung-bean munching and creating jobs. A few emergency rescues were undertaken during the storm but no injuries occurred. [13], Long seen to be within Igor's track, Bermuda was placed under a hurricane watch on September 17 as the threat became imminent. 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'. [49] In Canada's report to the World Meteorological Organization, it was stated to be a storm without parallel in the island's history. [11] In nearby Haiti, still reeling from a devastating earthquake in January, officials warned residents of possible relocation from "tent cities" to safer areas. [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). Thanks for making Igor real for me. [9] Similar conditions affected Puerto Rico where another person drowned. [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. By this time, Igor had already begun a prolonged turn around the western periphery of the subtropical ridge. There are no hurricane / post-tropical events of this magnitude striking Newfoundland in the modern era. Adina Bresge The Canadian Press Published Saturday, March 11, 2017 2:47PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March … Being away from home it gives … '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. Government officials stated that no requests for federal aid despite the severity of the biggest storms to Newfoundland. About $ 400,000 raised for N.L as supported by data from hurricane Hunters slowly,! 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