Unusually high tide waters inundate Bay of Islands

Gary Kean
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CORNER BROOK  Water levels along the shoreline of the Bay of Islands rose unusually high at around noon Wednesday.

There was a wind warning in effect for the vicinity from Environment Canada and high waves and pounding surf were expected along with those weather conditions in some areas of western and southern Newfoundland.

There was no specific warning of unusually high tides in the Bay of Islands.

The waters had risen significantly in Humbermouth by the time high tide struck shortly after noon Wednesday, inundating a parking lot in the Brake’s Cove area. The water was also reportedly causing some damage to a wharf structure at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper.

The high tides began receding early in the afternoon and there were no other reports of damage at that point.

The Western Star is waiting for a response from Environment Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador Weather Office to explain the event.

The Star has also asked Corner Brook Pulp and Paper about reported damages to its waterfront infrastructure.

Organizations: Environment Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Weather Office, The Star

Geographic location: Bay of Islands, Bay of Islands.The, Humbermouth Cove Western Star

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Recent comments

  • concerned
    December 05, 2013 - 10:47

    I guess kruger will need some more money from gov. to reapair its wharf from its high tide or they will shut the mill.

  • Information-Based
    December 05, 2013 - 09:12

    There is a video in this article explaining storm surges: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25220224 Perhaps it was something like this?