Good riddance too!
Bill hit Newfoundland as a category 1 hurricane (sustained winds of 120 kms/hr). He was supposed to lose some of his punch and be a tropical storm before he hit NL, but he hit here first. I'm still unable to find out exactly when he became a tropical storm here (although at 2:30 a.m. they were still calling him a cagegory 1), how much rainfall various parts of NL received or if there was any damage anywhere. I was able to find out Cape Race had winds of 125 kms/h and Newfoundland was the only place where Bill made landfall, actually hitting here twice.
It was a long night here though...and I hardly slept. Placentia had a voluntary evacuation and a state of emergency was declared there. Thankfully, we came through quite well....there was a lot of rain, a lot of wind and a lot of lightening but no damage (other than a damp section in our basement and some wood blown around in our back yard). Power was out for a short while as well...thanks NL Power for getting us/keeping us up and running! (again....I'm not sure how any of the other areas of our province came through).
Bill is now out over the Atlantic somewhere. We are still experiencing winds of around 65 - 70 kms/h....but we are used of those.
Thanks everyone for your thoughts, prayers and good wishes through all of this!