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5 years later, looking back at Hurricane Igor

CBC is looking back this week on the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Igor, which swept across eastern Newfoundland and wreaked havoc in hundreds of communities.

A look back at Hurricane Igor

7 years ago
Duration 1:27
Five years later, CBC takes a look back at Hurricane Igor and the havoc the storm wreaked

It was one of the biggest storms to hit eastern Newfoundland in recent history.

Hurricane Igor wreaked havoc across parts of the island when it struck Sept. 21, 2010, causing millions of dollars in damages.

Winds peaked at 172 km/h during the hurricane, and many people were evacuated from their homes.

Belongings were lost; roads, bridges and culverts washed away in the currents of flooded rivers after hundreds of millimetres of rainfall.

80-year-old Allan Duffett was killed in the storm when he was swept down a rain-swollen river on Random Island. His body was later recovered.

Hundreds of rural communities were cut off and tens of thousands were without power.

This week, CBC is looking back at some of the biggest stories from that week and revisiting the people we spoke to on the ground during the hurricane.


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