Hurricane Dorian Did A Lot Of Damage In Atlantic Canada This Weekend

Hurricane Dorian is now heading out into the North Atlantic but not after doing a ton of damage in Atlantic Canada this weekend.  Utility companies in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador are facing a huge task in restoring electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers left in the dark as Dorian flattened trees that pulled down power poles across a vast area. In Nova Scotia today, many schools are closed and residents are being asked not to drive so crews can clear the debris. Members of the military have been called in to assist with the clean-up. Dorian hit Nova Scotia with sustained winds near 150-kilometres per hour, putting the storm’s power on par with a Category 2 hurricane. It made landfall just west of Halifax as a post-tropical storm on Saturday evening.

Photo Credit: Nova Scotia Power via Twitter

The Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands has confirmed the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has reached 44 victims. He admits that number will continue to climb as more area gets covered by search and rescue teams. Nassau is preparing for a major influx of people as displaced Bahamians leave the most heavily impacted areas.

 

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