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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

100 km/h winds strike Nunavut’s Kitikmeot area

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Key takeaways: 

  • Environment Canada issues a notice for the Kitikmeot region Thursday.
  • Increased winds are reported in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, on Aug. 11, 2022. 

Breezes gusting up to 100 kilometers per hour are blowing through the neighborhood of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Environment Canada gave a warning for the Kitikmeot area Environment Canada Thursday.

It tells the robust winds are predicted to reduce by Friday morning in the community. According to Environment Canada, the current could gust up to 80 kilometers per hour in Taloyoak.

High winds are also anticipated to rise early this night in Gjoa Haven and relax Friday morning. The notice says there could be deterioration to buildings, including roof shingles and windows.

Loose things could also be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage, alerting the possibility of utility outages.

The Qulliq Energy Corporation said in a post on Facebook that the regional Cambridge Bay office is shut over the gusts.

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Breezes gusting up to 100 kilometers per hour are blowing through the neighborhood of Cambridge Bay, Nunavu

Citizens are taking to Facebook to report potential damage to the community.

Jorgan Aitaok posted the wind was pulling off that portion of the roof of a house in Cambridge Bay.

Another user, Smiley Smiley, posted a picture of what seems to be plastic grocery bags getting stuck to a power rod.

Peter Ohokak cautioned people in a social media post about “sheet metal, wood and various garbage flying around.”

Meanwhile, the Nunavut government published on Facebook that the Cambridge Bay offices are shut “due to bad climate.”

Source – CBC News

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