Yikes! Hold onto your
hats roofs, Newfoundlanders!
Located at the extreme southwestern tip of Newfoundland, the town of Port aux Basques has been hit by a huge storm on November 29, 2018, with winds so aggressive that the roof was blown off of the Harbour Restaurant.
Winds from the northeast clocked in at a whopping 130 km/hour, causing road closures, cancelled ferries, power outages, heavy debris, and other minor damage to infrastructure. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
Between this and the recent giant waves that destroyed seaside balconies in the Canary Islands, we’re staying inland until the weather learns to behave itself!
Here are a few more photos of what crews are dealing with in the Port Aux Basques. Thanks to customers for your patience as we work to restore power. pic.twitter.com/QCUBZN3F7e
— Newfoundland Power (@NFPower) November 29, 2018
— Nathan Coleman (@NateTWN) November 29, 2018
— dats “jetset” cal (@calwhitejr) November 29, 2018
Harbour Restaurant suffered some damage in Port aux Basques last night. According to Environment Canada top wind gust so far in town are gusting to 124km. Wonder what the Wreckhouse winds were clocked at? #nlwx #PortAuxBasques pic.twitter.com/p8hBuWQ35k
— Michelle Best (@MBhotelpab) November 29, 2018