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Burgeo gets a day's worth of rain in one hour

Burgeo Road suffered significant water damage.
Burgeo Road suffered significant water damage.

The remnants of Hurricane Matthew are still whipping across Newfoundland, bringing huge amounts of rain along with it.

According to meteorologist Rodney Barney, 149 millimetres of rain had fallen in Burgeo by 5:30 p.m.

Barney also reported via his Twitter account a whopping 41.9 millimetres fell in Burgeo between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Environment Canada could only provide data back to 2006, but the record rainfall amount for Oct. 10 in that period was just 29.3 millimetres, recorded in 2015.

At the same time, 54 millimetres had fallen in Port aux Basques by 5:30 p.m.

A wind warning that had covered Burgeo was also extended to Port aux Basques Monday evening. The warning forecast strong north and northeasterly winds with gusts to 100 km/h along parts of the coast, diminishing later in the evening.

Current forecasts have rain tapering off in Port aux Basques around 2:30 a.m., while the rain is likely to continue in Burgeo until 4:30 a.m.

There are also reports of damage to the Burgeo Highway.

The Department of Transportation and Works reported via Twitter the road remained closed. An update will be provided Tuesday once officials have assessed the road's condition.

According to meteorologist Rodney Barney, 149 millimetres of rain had fallen in Burgeo by 5:30 p.m.

Barney also reported via his Twitter account a whopping 41.9 millimetres fell in Burgeo between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Environment Canada could only provide data back to 2006, but the record rainfall amount for Oct. 10 in that period was just 29.3 millimetres, recorded in 2015.

At the same time, 54 millimetres had fallen in Port aux Basques by 5:30 p.m.

A wind warning that had covered Burgeo was also extended to Port aux Basques Monday evening. The warning forecast strong north and northeasterly winds with gusts to 100 km/h along parts of the coast, diminishing later in the evening.

Current forecasts have rain tapering off in Port aux Basques around 2:30 a.m., while the rain is likely to continue in Burgeo until 4:30 a.m.

There are also reports of damage to the Burgeo Highway.

The Department of Transportation and Works reported via Twitter the road remained closed. An update will be provided Tuesday once officials have assessed the road's condition.

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