Monday, August 22, 2016

High waves batter Nunavut’s most northerly community

JANE GEORGE Nunatsiaqonline
Big waves threatened infrastructure in Grise Fiord, Nunavut — Canada’s most northerly community — during the late evening of Aug. 19 and into the early hours of Aug. 20. The waves battered and ran over the coastal road, although winds in Grise Fiord, population roughly 170, were not strong, said Bernard Ungalaaq Maktar, who took photos of the water pouring over the road. The severe weather took place at a time when the sun in Grise Fiord still shines nearly 24 hours a day — with the sunrise occurring at 2:53 a.m., not long after sunset at 16 minutes after midnight. (more)

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