Hurricane Igor hits Newfoundland

My home province of Newfoundland was hit hard by Hurricane Igor, and I've collected some of the more notable videos shot from around the province and mapped them according to location below. If you know of a video that I should add, please submit it using this form.  

Particularly striking was this video taken in Beau Bois, showing a barn getting washed away by a raging river. Local photographer Colin Peddle was also out and about and managed to take some great photos in St. John's. CBC has perhaps the best coverage out there, though they fail to link out to other useful sources such as The Telegram, NTV, or VOCM or list any key emergency contacts. 

But it's clear that regular people around the province with handheld cameras and phones have one-upped the local media this time, at least as far as online coverage goes. See the map below for more.

Map data used below: CSV | KML | XLS

Useful links:

  • Current public weather warnings for NL
  • Hurricane tracking information, Canadian weather office
  • Satellite imagery from Canadian weather office
  • Satellite imagery from The Weather Network
  • Igor weather bulletins and track map image
  • National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Igor

Tax Relief: Anyone experiencing difficulty meeting their tax obligations can make their case by contacting a CRA office and requesting form RC4288. Individuals can call 1-800-959-8281 while businesses and self-employed individuals can call 1-800-959-5525. (source CBC)

For road conditions, call numbers below (gov.nl.ca):

  • Avalon - 709-729-7669
  • Eastern - 709-466-4160
  • Central - 709-292-4444
  • Western - 709-635-4144
  • Labrador - 709-896-7888
  • Terra Nova Natl Park / Parks Canada - 709-533-2801

For those isolated by Hurricane Igor or in need of urgent medical care or supplies, call 1-888-382-4474 or email [email protected] Emergency numbers for marine, air transport: 729-1608 or 729-3703.  Fire and Emergency Services (FES-NL) is taking calls as well at 1-888-395-5611.

  • Application forms for assistance

TO DONATE: "Help NL'ers endangered by Hurricane Igor. Call Co-op Clarenville (709) 466-2622 to donate. Boats taking food to isolated communities."  -- source @rootcellarsrock. VOCM also has a donation center set up that accepts credit cards.