More water is flowing towards the already stormy southwest coast of Newfoundland. Two flushed sections of the Trans Canada Highway have resumed, and helicopters continue to carry people with the remaining flushes.
Environment of Canada has issued rain warnings to Port aux Basques, Burgeo and Ramea. In areas with record amounts and heavy damage last week, it could rain an additional 60-80 millimeters. Canada’s Environment Agency Gander meteorologist Dale Foote says it could reach 100 millimeters above ground in the next 36 hours.
“This rain is expected to begin tonight or late in the afternoon in Port aux Basques, and is likely to be followed by intermittent heavy rains around noon on Tuesday,” he told CBC Radio’s Newfoundland Morning on Monday. ..
“There is a wind warning in Port aux Basques to Hawke’s Bay, with up to 130 [km / h] tonight in the Wreckhouse area and up to 100 gusts in the area north of it.
Foote is on the southwest coast. He said he was concerned about the possibility of flooding along the way. He said the area was more at risk than usual due to the rain last week.
He stated that Environment Canada meteorologists had informed emergency response teams of the outlook.
While the rain is predicted to stop Tuesday afternoon, Foote predicts flurries on the southwest coast, west coast, and part of the Northern Peninsula Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
“The rain will stop,” he continued, “but there will be severe westerly gusts and snow squalls at times.”
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure announced in a press statement on Monday that it is watching the outlook.
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