It made landfall as a category-one storm and brought wind gusts of 140 to 160+ km/h!
After a week of anticipation, Hurricane Larry hit Newfoundland, and the storm certainly packed a punch when it arrived.
According to The Weather Network, Hurricane Larry made landfall on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula as a category-one storm early on Saturday, September 11. It brought wind gusts of 140 to over 160 km/h to the region, which caused power outages, toppled trees and a lot of damage.
Larry making landfall in St John’s right now https://t.co/kW36J9dH7P— DMJHodge (@DMJHodge) 1631333183.0
The Weather Network also said that an unofficial wind gust of 182 km/h was recorded at Cape St. Mary and St. John's International Airport recorded a gust of 145 km/h during the storm's peak.
Videos of the storm making landfall show that the winds were so strong it was blowing the rain sideways.
Instagram user Andy Holak, who was in St. John's at the time, posted on social media that he even went out in the storm during the night and almost got blown over by the winds when particularly strong gusts came through.
The apartment building across from mine. That's all bricks on the ground. #nlwx #hurricanelarry https://t.co/zKTXw91e8E— Maria (@Maria) 1631356416.0
Another Newfoundlander shared photos of the apartment across from theirs in the aftermath of the storm, showing that Hurricane Larry tore off a bunch of bricks from the side of the building. The bricks landed on parked cars and were scattered all over the ground.
One person's car narrowly escaped major damage from a fallen tree as broken branches just grazed the back of the car. Some branches also landed on the home's front porch.
Made out unscathed from #HurricaneLarry except for a number of trees. https://t.co/efEIVWJBGp— Mike Beson (@Mike Beson) 1631354731.0
Speaking of trees, someone shared photos of a bunch of uprooted trees, which seem to be the only damage they got from Hurricane Larry.
Wind spread wind damage and power outages here in @Mount_Pearl. Please check on your neighbour. #HurricaneLarry https://t.co/7dxbkj0azs— Mayor Dave Aker (@Mayor Dave Aker) 1631356451.0
Mount Pearl Mayor Dave Aker shared photos of uprooted trees, broken fences and toppled walls.
Roof damage at Mary Queen of Peace elementary school in St. John's, in aftermath of #HurricaneLarry. It looks like… https://t.co/olsq2ehxmS— John Gushue ✏️ (@John Gushue ✏️) 1631352524.0
Part of the roof of an elementary school even got torn off, with some of it hanging off the building while other debris landed in the parking lot.
The Weather Network said that conditions are expected to "steadily improve" throughout Saturday as Hurricane Larry moves away from the province.