Saturday , 19 August 2017
Storm system damages historic properties

Storm system damages historic properties

TWILLINGATE — The storm system that hit the northeast coast on Nov. 20 and lasted through the next few days took a toll on at least two historic properties in Twillingate.

The Masonic Lodge — a building that is around 106 years old — sustained exterior damage to the decorative woodwork on the corner of the building, as well as some leaking around the windows that resulted from wind which gusted up to 144 kilometres per hour driving the rain. Twillingate experienced some of the highest recorded wind gusts in the province during that storm system.

2013-12-02-02-29-42-Storm damage web

© Photo courtesy of Dr. David Clarke

The Masonic Lodge in Twillingate wasn’t able to weather a recent wind and rainstorm system untouched.

(source : By KAREN WELLS, http://www.lportepilot.ca/News/Local/2013-12-02/article-3527355/Storm-system-damages-historic-properties/1)