Communities recovering from effects of Hurricane Matthew
Heavy rains batter much of province
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.
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.
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.
Norris Arm experienced road washouts during Hurricane Matthew.
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.
It’s not quite a picturesque view from Amanda Donahue’s bedroom window in Norris Arm.