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23 November 2023 / Nunatsiaq News / Nunatsiaq News

1 dead as blizzard bears down on Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

The storm brought powerful wind gusts to communities in the Kivalliq region that topped 100 km/h and resulted in whiteout conditions. Temperatures fell to -20 C but felt closer to -40 C, factoring in the wind chill, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. Videos and photos posted to social media appeared to show damage to some buildings and other infrastructure, including the roof of Simon Alaittuq Middle School Rankin Inlet.

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