I'm sure the hurricane Igor business has been beaten to death in the media, so I won't go on about it. The early effect were evident on Monday night as I got out from my regular showing up by the geriatric crowd at basketball. The wind had whipped up and it was raining heavily. This continued into Tuesday morning and the schools and many businesses remained closed. Many thought this a bit drastic as we had seen higher winds here before. By Tuesday afternoon, though, other places were closing down as the winds increased and came at us from the north. This is unusual as they normally hit us from the west or south. It was plain to see on a radar map that the hurricane was swirling past us on the east spinning counter0clockwise and battering us from the north.
Photo courtesy of Zach Goudie of the CBC
We didn't fare too bad as only our birch tree snapped off and fell away from the house (not as dramatic as the photo above). We lost a small section of gutter from the shed and an end cap from one of the gutters on the house. We lost Internet service for about a day and are still trying to make the wireless connection work from my work computer to the house computer. Our cable was also out for about 24 hours. All of this, though, is minor inconvenience compared to the damage felt in other parts of the province.