On that first day we were essentially telling the story as it was unfolding, which was a lot of heavy rain, a lot of high winds and particularly we got as far as Clarenville that first day, Placentia and St. John's. We had high tides, heavy winds and rain. Did you know that with a membership you can add comments to articles like this? Several boats were also dragged out to sea, including a boat with 3 people on it, who were lost at sea. Not a day goes by that Mary Duffett doesn’t think about the day her husband died. The U.S. East Coast would experience rough surf and a stiff breeze, the Miami-based hurricane center said. Hurricane Igor happened in the middle of September, a common time of year for weddings. Hurricane Julia was the easternmost Category 4 hurricane recorded in the Atlantic basin since reliable satellite observations became available. “But she was getting swept in, too. The next morning we could see the damage done to the beach and the biggest story was the beach erosion. Hurricane Igor was a destructive tropical cyclone which passed by Bermuda and struck the Island of Newfoundland.This storm was a powerful Category Four hurricane with winds as high as 155 miles per hour. Igor brushed Bermuda as a minor hurricane with minimal damage. You really got a sense that people had lost a lot and were really hit hard by the storm. We had high tides, heavy winds and rain. Higher wind shear temporarily halted intensification over the following days. As of this writing at 2:30 EDT, it … Audience Relations, CBC P.O. — Maxine King. “In my lifetime, I’ve never seen a storm like this. Hurricane Igor barrelled north on Monday on a path expected to take it near Newfoundland and energy interests off eastern Canada, after battering Bermuda with … On Monday, her thoughts ran a little deeper. Fortunately, for the people of the Caribbean and the United States, Igor weakened from a category 4 storm to a category 3 before entering the Gulf region. On September 12, however, explosive intensificationtook place, a… Maxine King and her husband, Gord King, of St. Jones Within, a small community near Clarenville, had to get creative in finding ways to get out of their community. There was one story I recall in Trouty where the house actually picked up off of its foundation and started to float down the river and they thought it was going to float out to sea, except that it caught up in something and swung around. The rain was almost ominous, it was violent. The massive Hurricane Igor is now a Category One storm, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 140 km per hour, (85 miles per hour). Hurricane Igor is maintaining hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph as he continues to track north. So there were stories of that kind of damage and heroics, survival, that really stand out. Then-premier Danny Williams and prime minister Stephen Harper took a helicopter tour of the devastation, touching down in Igor-pummelled communities. “Everybody was just holding breath that their roof didn’t blow off. “It was quite the storm. The last 10 years have been hard,” the Lower Lance Cove woman told The Telegram Monday. But as the house was floating and the family inside were about to lose the house, I believe it was the father who got his wife and children out, and by the time he got them out the house had given way. It had started to float down the river and the way the story was told to me was that he actually jumped out the front door into the river and swam to safety as the house floated along. We didn't know how many people were still essentially cut off, we didn't get a grasp on that until day two and three. Igor's center passed about 40 miles to the west of Bermuda just before midnight. In an interview at the time, Marystown Mayor Sam Synard said the town received more than 200 millimetres of rain. The island did not sustain much wind damage but the beaches took a hit. Lee Pitts hit the road for CBC News, and with videographer Eddy Kennedy documented the storm's intense destruction for nine days straight. “When it happened, it was devastating for everybody here. Hurricane-force winds extended about 90 miles from Igor’s core. His body was found three days later underneath debris on a nearby beach. Much of the extensive damage on the island It didn't matter which community I was in, that sense I guess of community and resilience came through for everybody. “It was trains, planes and automobiles, but instead of trains, it was a boat. There, they boarded a boat to get across a river to Hillview, where King’s brother was waiting to take them to the highway and town. Hurricane Igor was the most destructive tropical cyclone on record to strike the Canadian island of Newfoundland. A man died, roads and bridges were washed out, power was lost and properties were destroyed during the September 2010 storm. Storm surges that day measured up to three feet in some spots around eastern Newfoundland, with a maximum surge of 3 ½ feet observed in St. John’s harbour. That was essentially as far as we could get because of all the roads that were washed out and cut off going down the Bonavista Peninsula. September 19–20, 2010 – Category 1 Hurricane Igor was predicted to be the most destructive hurricane in Bermuda’s modern history but thankfully, its destruction was less than expected. Hurricane Igor is moving north-east of Bermuda after pounding the island with huge winds and fierce waves. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Visit our Live Blog for continuous updates on Hurricane Sandy. Marystown Mayor Sam Synard reports that in addition to intense rainfall and high winds, unusually high tides made Igor “the perfect storm.” He estimates total damage to the municipality at between $1 and $2 million. With a focus on planning and understanding your options for your wedding day should it rain, there’s nothing mother nature will throw at us that we can’t handle. Third wettest hurricane on record, and maximum sustained winds at landfall of approximately 140 km/h (87 mph). Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. On Sept. 21, 2010, Hurricane Igor struck eastern Newfoundland. CBC's Lee Pitts recounts what it was like reporting on the road when Hurricane Igor hit eastern Newfoundland five years ago today. 1 being least likely, and 10 being most likely. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. She couldn’t hold on no more. Watch the videos below as he looks back at footage captured five years ago, and shares some the stories that stuck with him. In total, Igor … We were inside Igor's eastern eyewall for a good amount of time and the lowest pressure I recorded was 964mb. “It was quite the ordeal for us, trying to get to Alberta,” she said. Ten years to the day, on Sept. 21, 2010, hurricane Igor — the most powerful and destructive storm in the province’s recent history — tore through cities and towns, leaving a trail of devastation. Ten years to the day, on Sept. 21, 2010, hurricane Igor — the most powerful and destructive storm in the province’s recent history — tore through cities and … Some dilemmas were less serious, but required innovation and many people coming together to help. The first time they went back into the house was with me, and they were sort of surveying the damage and realizing everything they had lost, so that one really stood out as well as an emotional story because I was there as it sunk in for them. Forecast Advisories Public Advisories Discussions Wind Speed Probabilities; Wednesday September 8, 2010: 1: 1500 UTC 2: 2100 UTC: 1: 1100 AM AST 1a: 200 PM AST 2: 500 PM AST 2a: 800 PM AST 3: 1100 PM AST: 1: 1100 AM AST 2: 500 PM AST 3: 1100 PM AST: 1: 1500 UTC The name Igor was retired and replaced by Ian for the 2016 Atlantic season. That was the real sense of, 'This is a lot worse than Clarenville, this is getting worse.'. Hurricane Rain Most of the problems from Hurricane Igor were because of flooding. There was also a real sense of, 'OK this is over now, we now have to pick up and move on, and who needs help first?'. The second largest hurricane to form in the Atlantic was Hurricane Igor at 920 miles, with Hurricane Katrina being the smallest of the ten at 415 miles in diameter -- but in terms of overall damage, for Katrina at least, size didn't matter. Igor also caused some flooding. There were stories of people taking ATVs, boats, hiking through the woods to get to nearby communities to get insulin for one gentleman or to pick up some food or baby formula in another case because they had all run out. Hurricane Igor continued its westward trek across the Atlantic Ocean on September 14. Everyone needed something done, whether it's a house repaired or something fixed, or they needed food or what have you. ', We did our reporting that day from Clarenville, thinking this is much worse than we saw in St. John's, it seems like it's getting worse. His furniture, his beds — he said everything he worked for was gone. We had been in one gentleman's home where the water had been certainly up to your waist and it had gone now, but the home was essentially destroyed. For me, five years later, that stood out as one of my big memories. But we managed to get there (to the airport and to Alberta). Igor was the strongest hurricane in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. Igor stranded 90 communities as roads and bridges crumbled, creating transportation nightmares for many people. Igor brushed Bermuda as a minor hurricane with minimal damage. Newfoundland in Canada suffered the greatest damage. Tracking slowly westward, it developed into a tropical depression on September 8 and strengthened into a tropical storm shortly thereafter. Damage on Rennies Mill Road Contents[show] Meteorogical History The hurricane was first recognised by meteorologists as a low pressure system filled with Thunderstorm activity near … Close to two dozen communities called a state of emergency, and the Canadian Armed Forces was called in to help. As he walked along the section of road between Britannia and Lance Cove, near his driveway, the ground gave way beneath him and he was swept out to sea, carried away into a torrent of water and large debris. Hurricane IGOR Advisory Archive. On Monday, her thoughts ran a little deeper. This short article about weather can be made longer. Those really stood out because it was the average person stepping up and stepping in and saying, 'We've got to solve this problem because we're left to our own devices.'. log in to join the conversation. About $110 million is estimated to have been spent on infrastructure repairs alone, with more than $200 million in total in damages. The roads were all flooded so the people in Newfoundland couldn't drive anywhere and this also ended up having a lot of road damage. Hurricane Igor: Category 1 hurricane: September 21, 2010 (): Cape Race: Avalon Peninsula, entire island: Extreme damage, the most destructive hurricane ever to strike Newfoundland, as well as the worst storm of tropical origin to hit Newfoundland since 1935. With luggage in hand, the couple walked across rocks on a small section of washed-out road, and got a friend to pick them up on the other side in a vehicle and take them to another part of town. Newfoundland was caught off guard by the surprisingly strong storm. I spoke with one homeowner who had their patio just ripped from the house and washed away, so we were looking at this damage and saying, 'Wow, this is crazy, there's a lot of damage here. At 10 a.m. that day, as 80-year-old Allan Duffett and his daughter, Linda, battled horrific winds — which reached gusts of up to 140 km/h — torrential rain and heavy storm surges to check on his boat. It was bigger than anyone anticipated and when you saw the impact of the damage I think there was a real sense of relief. One the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Igor, CBC's Lee Pitts describes what it was like covering the storm and the aftermath, On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Igor, CBC's Lee Pitts describes what it was like covering the storm and the aftermath, On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Igor, CBC's Lee Pitts recounts what it was like to cover the storm and the aftermath, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. The day after Igor hit, the couple was scheduled to fly from St. John’s to Alberta to visit their daughter, Trudy. IIt was trains, planes and automobiles, but instead of trains, it was a boat. The story he and his wife told me was that they were in bed, because it happened overnight into the morning, and they realized they were getting wet while in bed and the bed had started to sort of float with all the water. Forecasters say Igor could still pack strong winds as … Not a day goes by that Mary Duffett doesn’t think about the day her husband died. You should get to Random Island — they're completely cut off.'. On Sept. 21, 2010, Hurricane Igor struck eastern Newfoundland. A large portion of the damage here from Igor was due to boats sinking and flooded buildings. It originated from a broad area of low pressure that moved off the western coast of Africa on September 6, 2010. “Oh, he was a beautiful man,” neighbor Shirley Verge said. She was relieved things weren’t more serious for them, noting some other residents saw property and water damage. The guy who gave me the tour of the house was back in the house with me for the first time since the flooding, and he was looking around realizing this house wasn't going to be salvaged the way it was. In that same community, apparently an RV or a large trailer camper was picked up and just washed away and never seen again. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Igor prompted in its wake about 2,000 disaster-assistance claims from homeowners, small businesses and non-profit organizations. However, with the main road washed out and no direct way to the Trans-Canada Highway, that proved to be a difficult task. “Ever since then, every time I hear about a hurricane coming our way, I’m always afraid. But we didn't actually know at that point the extent of the damage across the eastern part of the province. Hurricane Igor pounded Bermuda with winds up to 93 miles per hour Saturday and Sunday, causing widespread power outages and “considerable damage to the electricity distribution system island-wide,” but no major injuries or deaths, according to reports from Reuters and the Bermuda Royal Gazette. Those are three great characteristics of a perfect storm.” — Sam Synard. The high winds toppled many trees, especially in urban areas, and caused some structural damage over the eastern peninsulas. Subscribe or Graphics Archive. The storm caused flooding and power cuts … One hundred homes in the town were flooded, causing significant damage to … Those are three great characteristics of a perfect storm.”. The second day, we went as far as Clarenville. Hurricane Igor had weakened to a bottom-tier hurricane by the time it brushed past Bermuda. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Comments are welcome while open. And then someone would say, 'Oh, well, it's a lot worse if you go down the Bonavista Peninsula. With no power in parts of the province, many residents were evacuated from their homes, and many ran out of gas and perishables such as milk, bread and baby formula. At 11:00 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST) on September 14, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Igor was located roughly 710 miles (1,140 kilometers) east of the northern Leeward Islands. Igor moved up the East Coast of the United States after causing a relatively small amount of damage to Bermuda. Indeed, the Canadian Hurricane Centre described Igor as “Newfoundland’s most damaging hurricane in 75 years”. I think it was the stories of people coming together to help each other out. In Newfoundland, the impacts from Igor were decidedly more severe. “The rain was almost ominous, it was violent. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. They just grabbed what they could and left, so they left their home in their pajamas and whatever they could just take and got out. When it happened, it was devastating for everybody here. “It goes through my mind all the time, but today has been really hard.”. So, we loaded up that boat and then went across to Random Island to see what the damage was like there and people were offloading the boat with food and this was sort of the first shipment of food that arrived. bowring park damage field house hurricane igor monkstown mun newfoundland ocean portugal cove queens road rain trees water waves whiteway street. The hurricane … It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Ever since then, every time I hear about a hurricane coming our way, I’m always afraid. But even the near-miss was a problem, since hurricane-force winds extended up to 90 miles from the eye. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. The hurricane also caused of damage/destruction to homes, “In my lifetime, I’ve never seen a storm like this,” said Synard, a lifetime resident of the town of 6,500. You could see people in each of these communities triaging. But we managed to get there." We hired a guy in Clarenville who owned his own personal cabin-cruiser [boat] to take us out and when people heard about that, the manager of the Co-op came down and loaded the boat full of food that we could bring over there. “Oh, (Allan Duffett) was a beautiful man. Hurricane-force winds extend 85 miles from his center, and tropical-storm force winds extend out to 460 miles, so his diameter has grown to a massive 920 miles! And so there was this real sense that, 'Well, my thing can wait because I've got to help some other person.' In Newfoundland, however, the storm caused $200 million in damage, making Igor the most destructive Atlantic tropical cyclone on record to strike the region. Still, 29,000 residents were without power after the storm and damages totaled $500,000. Hurricane Igor was a extremely strong Category 4 Hurricane which Hurricane Igor impacted most of Northeastern America with winds of 250 km/h (155 mph). I just pray to God it’s not as bad as Igor.”. I just pray to God it’s not as bad as Igor.” — Shirley Verge, “I’ll never forget it. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. There was a real sense that they were lucky to be alive, that the storm was significant. 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