ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland — Hurricane Igor pelted
Canada's Atlantic coast province of Newfoundland with heavy rain
Tuesday, flooding communities, washing out roads and stranding some
residents in their homes.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre said Igor
had transformed into a "post-tropical" storm, which has a different
structure from a hurricane but still packs the same punch. The storm
battered Newfoundland, on Canada's eastern coast.
In the Pacific, a
mild tropical storm formed and then weakened into a tropical depression
over the Mexican resort area of Baja California.
Hurricane Centre said the change in Igor's classification does not
reflect a downgrade in the storm's intensity because winds have
strengthened as the storm draws energy from another weather system to