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Dorian Causes Widespread Damage Across Atlantic Canada

September 9, 2019

It appears as though Dorian will be one for the history books in Atlantic Canada.


The storm roared through the Maritime provinces on Saturday bringing heavy rain, very strong winds and high waves.


Dorian made the transition to an intense post-tropical system just before making landfall over the Chebucto Peninsula, just south of Halifax around 7:00 pm Saturday evening.


It hit Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday knocking out power to most of the west coast of the Island.


At the peak of the storm, there were over 500,000 people without power across Atlantic Canada.


The Canadian Forces is deploying about 700 soldiers to help clean up the aftermath in Halifax.


The CEO of Nova Scotia Power, Karen Hutt said this is the largest restoration effort the company has ever encountered.


Airports across the region were brought to a halt and almost no ferry service was operating.
 

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