Com­mu­ni­ties re­cov­er­ing from ef­fects of Hur­ri­cane Matthew

Heavy rains bat­ter much of prov­ince

The Pilot - - NEWS -

On Oct. 11 En­vi­ron­ment Canada re­leased the fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion about the storm that saw heavy rains wreak havoc on many ar­eas of the prov­ince Oct. 10-11.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, across cen­tral, south­ern, and west­ern New­found­land the rain was con­tin­u­ous and very heavy at times with sev­eral hours of ex­tremely high rain­fall rates in the or­der of 10 to 20 mm per hour.

The high­est hourly rain­fall amount was over 42 mm recorded at Bur­geo.

PHOTO SUB­MIT­TED BY AMANDA DON­AHUE

The road in Nor­ris Arm foundered as it was washed out by heavy rains.

Pilot free­lancer Jen­nifer Ran­dell was af­fected by the washout of Cobb’s Arm Road. She es­ti­mated about 280 peo­ple live in the three com­mu­ni­ties of Cobb’s Arm, Pike’s Arm and Too­good Arm that were cut off from the main road.

JEN­NIFER RAN­DELL/SPECIAL TO TC ME­DIA

The washout of Cobb’s Arm Road cut the com­mu­ni­ties of Cobb’s Arm, Pikes’s Arm and Too­good Arm off from the main road.

PHOTO SUB­MIT­TED BY AMANDA DON­AHUE

Nor­ris Arm ex­pe­ri­enced road washouts dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Matthew.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF AMANDA DON­AHUE

Amanda Don­ahue and her fam­ily were evac­u­ated from their home in Nor­ris Arm dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Matthew. Heavy rains caused washouts that were too close for com­fort to their res­i­dence.

PHOTO SUB­MIT­TED BY AMANDA DON­AHUE

It’s not quite a pic­turesque view from Amanda Don­ahue’s bed­room win­dow in Nor­ris Arm.

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