Hurricane Larry Headed East of Newfoundland, where gusts could reach 140 km / h | The Canadian News

As Hurricane Larry moves toward eastern Newfoundland, residents of the Avalon Peninsula are being warned to prepare for hurricane-force winds with gusts of 140 kilometers per hour tonight.

Hurricane warnings are in effect for the entire peninsula, which includes St. John’s.

The Canadian Hurricane Center in Halifax says high winds are expected to knock down trees, knock down power lines and damage property.

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Residents are urged to secure loose items and prepare for power outages and local flooding caused by heavy rains.

Meanwhile, tropical storm watches have been issued for the eastern half of the province, where gusts of up to 110 km / h are expected over exposed areas.

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Additionally, storm surge warnings are in effect for the southern Avalon and Burin and Connaigre peninsulas, where peak wave heights could reach 14 meters near shore.

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This Canadian Press report was first published on September 10, 2021.

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