‘I’ve never seen it like this’: Iqaluit residents deal with impacts of record-breaking July rainfall

The city usually gets about 52 millimetres of rain during an average July, but this year, it’s already received more than double that

Kent Driscoll
APTN National News
Nunavut is often called an Arctic desert, there just isn’t much rain in the Arctic.

July has been different.

In an average July, Iqaluit receives 52 millimetres of rain.

So far this month, they’ve received 117 millimetres — 47 millimetres of that came down Thursday alone.

 

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.