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Two Weather Systems In Atlantic Ocean Could Become Tropical Storms

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Deanna Wagner | 11 September, 2019, 04:45

Typically, the hurricane season peaks between the middle of August and the end of October.

There was no official photo-op for the prime minister, who is expected to announce the official start of the federal election campaign on Wednesday. The storm's winds, rain and resulting tornadoes caused significant damage in coastal areas, flooding roads and knocking out power for tens of thousands of people. "I know that lots of folks had damage to their cars and their houses", MacDonald said.

Dorian approached the region as a category 2 hurricane and made landfall near Halifax Saturday night as a post-tropical storm with hurricane strength winds. Lines are down. Trees are blocking the way.

Also at that time, in Prince Edward Island, 18,000 customers were without power, and in New Brunswick, the number was 2,600. AT, there were 108,260 Nova Scotia Power customers without electricity.

The Canadian Red Cross says a fire sparked by a generator damaged a historic general store in Petite Riviere, which is along Nova Scotia's southwestern shore.

Dorian flattened trees that pulled down power poles across a vast area and all of that tangled debris littering streets is now making the work of utility crews that much harder.

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"Our next objective is to really spread throughout Nova Scotia to help out the entirety of the province", he said.

Light armoured vehicles were spotted patrolling the streets as soldiers with chainsaws were ready to clear the streets of fallen trees. She said that even with the help of utility crews from Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Florida and ME, it would likely be Wednesday before the lights are back on in all areas of the province.

When the storm hit Nova Scotia on Saturday it left more than 400,000 people without power, and the numbers grew as it travelled, battering cities and homes as it travelled.

Schools were closed for the day throughout the province while the cleanup continues all Nova Scotia public schools are closed today.

In Halifax, experts were brought in to see how a crane that toppled at the height of the storm could be taken down safely.