Natural Resources

Landslides

Date: April 18, 2006

Location: Middle Arm

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Latitude: 49° 42' 15" N

Longitude: 56° 06' 30" W

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Source: CBC web site

Heavy rainfall caused widespread damage in communities in north-east Newfoundland, including Middle Arm, Burlington, Smith's Harbour, Indian Bay, and Harry's Harbour. Over 33 mm of rain fell on the Baie Verte Peninsula on April 18, resulting in extensive flooding. Middle Arm was the hardest hit community, with over 50 homes flooded. The Richards' house was struck by a landslide triggered by the heavy rainfall. The landslide brought large amounts of rock and debris downslope, which piled against the rear wall of the house to a height of 2 metres. The house was only 3 months old, and Tammy Ricahrds and her two year old daughter were evacuated from the house, which was also badly affected by flooding.

 
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