Natural Resources

Date: December 22, 2009

Location: The Battery, St. John's

Easting: 370700

Northing: 5267300

Latitude: 47° 34' 00" N

Longitude: 52° 41' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: CBC news report, VOCM web site

Consistent high winds over a 24-hour period resulted in exceptional high seas impacting the east coast of the Avalon Peninsula. The Narrows (the entrance to St. John's Harbour) experienced large waves and the Battery was impacted, with wharves, stages and fishing huts damaged. The wharves of Jack Wells and Charlie Pearcey were damaged- both had survived the avalanche of 1959. Residents felt this was one of the worst storms in more than 40 years.

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