Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hurricane Chris to Make Landfall in Newfoundland as Post-Tropical Storm

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hurricane Chris to Make Landfall in Newfoundland as Post-Tropical Storm

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Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Parts of eastern Newfoundland were bracing for strong winds and heavy rain as post-tropical storm Chris was expected to make landfall along the southern Avalon Peninsula late Thursday.

Rain warnings have been issued for the region, where up to 70 millimetres could fall by Thursday night. Wind gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour were expected for parts of the Avalon Peninsula, including St. John's.

The storm, downgraded from hurricane status earlier in the day, was expected to come ashore between Cape St. Mary's and Plancentia, then track northeast across the Avalon, moving right over St. John's.

Environment Canada meteorologist Justin Boudreau said the worst of the weather was expected to subside by midnight, with sunny conditions forecast for Friday. …

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