Hurricane Larry made landfall in southeastern Newfoundland as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday night, causing extensive power outages and tree damage. The storm also caused swells that resulted in five direct fatalities on the east coast of the United States, in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Larry was the twelfth named storm, fifth hurricane, and third major hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm originated from a tropical wave that emerged off the coast of Africa on August 31. It quickly organized into a tropical depression, and then a tropical storm, on September 1. Larry strengthened into a hurricane on September 2, and it reached its peak intensity as a Category 3 hurricane on September 3.
The storm maintained its intensity for several days as it tracked northward across the Atlantic. It made landfall in southeastern Newfoundland on September 6 as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm caused extensive power outages and tree damage in Newfoundland. Swells from the storm also caused five direct fatalities on the east coast of the United States, in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Larry weakened to a tropical storm as it moved over the Labrador Sea, and it became extratropical on September 10. The remnants of Larry continued to track eastward across the Atlantic Ocean, and they eventually dissipated on September 13.
Hurricane Larry was a major hurricane that caused significant damage to several countries in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is a reminder of the power and destructive potential of hurricanes, and it is important to be prepared for these storms if you live in an area that is at risk.
Here are some tips for hurricane preparedness:
- Make an emergency plan and have a disaster kit ready.
- Stay informed about weather forecasts and warnings.
- Evacuate if you are in an area that is under a hurricane warning.
- Follow the instructions of local officials.