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Hurricane Larry Hit Newfoundland Hard Overnight & Caused So Much Damage (VIDEOS)

It made landfall as a category-one storm and brought wind gusts of 140 to 160+ km/h!

Hurricane Larry Hit Newfoundland Hard Overnight & Caused So Much Damage (VIDEOS)

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.

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.

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.

Speaking of trees, someone shared photos of a bunch of uprooted trees, which seem to be the only damage they got from Hurricane Larry.

Mount Pearl Mayor Dave Aker shared photos of uprooted trees, broken fences and toppled walls.

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.

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