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Flooding

Date: January 16, 17, 2006

Location: Raleigh

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Latitude: 51° 34' 00" N

Longitude: 55° 44' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: CBC web site, Jan 18 2006

A severe storm combined with high winds and high tides caused coastal flooding in the community of Raleigh on the Northern Peninsula. The absence of sea-ice, unusual at this time of year, meant the coast was comparatively unprotected. One major road was damged severely, access to some homes cut-off, and power interrupted. The road was covered with ice and debris, but also underwent erosion. "A storm surge Tuesday cut off access to homes and dumped debris on the roads in the Northern Peninsula community of Raleigh. High winds overnight Monday and early Tuesday whipped up seas offshore, causing a storm surge that hammered the shoreline and roadways. A storm surge in Raleigh has caused heavy damage to a key road in the town. A storm surge in Raleigh has caused heavy damage to a key road in the town. Power was interrupted for some of the homes in the community. William Taylor, who chairs Raleigh's harbour authority was quoted as saying "The road now is the same shape as the landwash. You wouldn't say it's a road there - It's pretty well the same shape now as the water coming in and washing it back out."

 
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