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On September 21, 2010, one of Atlantic Canada's most powerful storms tracked past Newfoundland

A look back at devastating Hurricane Igor

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    Dalia Ibrahim
    Digital Reporter

    Sunday, September 21, 2014, 5:14 PM -

    On September 21, 2010, one of the strongest hurricanes in Atlantic Canada's history tracked just east of Newfoundland.

    A Category 4 storm at its strongest, by the time it passed by the island, it boasted sustained winds reaching 140 km/h.

    Meter-high storm surge was reported and more than 200 mm of rain fell.

    Much of eastern Newfoundland was devastated. More than thirty communities declared a state of emergency, and tens of thousands of people were cut off due to road washouts and power loss.

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    The damage was severe - homeowners filed more than $65 million dollars in insurance claims within the first two weeks after the storm.

    At least one person was reported dead in Igor's aftermath; An 80-year-old man on Random Island who was swept out to sea after his driveway collapsed.

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