Hurricane Larry on the night from Friday to Saturday local time caused damage on the Avalon Peninsula in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, including the capital St. John’s. After the impact of the element, tens of thousands of people were deprived of electricity. On Saturday morning, residents found uprooted trees lying on the streets.
Larry was classified as a Friday-Saturday Hurricane Category 1 when it brought rainfall and sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour to the Avalon Peninsula.
In the streets of the city of St. John’s, the provincial capital, had branches covered on Saturday morning, and the trees on many lawns had been uprooted and knocked over.
Hurricane Larry. Tens of thousands of people were without electricity
“Hurricane Larry has caused significant damage to trees and property throughout our city,” said the mayor of St. John’s Danny Breen at the press conference on Saturday. According to the mayor, however, “it could have been much worse”.
Nearly 10,000 people in the city were still without electricity on Saturday night, the Newfoundland Power website said. Earlier that day, over 30,000 people were without electricity.
Newfoundland’s royal police called on pedestrians and drivers across the peninsula to stay home while officers combed the grounds to report fallen trees and power lines.
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