Published: Tue, September 10, 2019

The destructive path of Hurricane Dorian

The destructive path of Hurricane Dorian

The storm's estimated maximum sustained winds were 100 mph (155 km/h) when it made landfall 15 miles (25 km) south of Halifax, according to the National Hurricane Center.

According to the Emergency Management Office, there are still more than 200,000 Nova Scotia Power customers without electricity.

Dorian may have departed Atlantic Canada, but there are clear scars from the storm that will take some time to heal.

The worst gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour came late Saturday before the storm carried on over southern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and on to western Newfoundland.

Meanwhile, many marinas around the Maritimes were battered by post-tropical storm Dorian's storm surges.

Though utility crews were fanning out to complete repairs Sunday, Hutt said the fix work in Nova Scotia would stretch into next week.

"There were many reports of uprooted trees, general wind damage and power outages", EC said.


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.

During the afternoon, Dorian knocked trees onto houses in the city, blew off at least one roof, and toppled a large crane from the top of a building under construction.

"Due to the nature of the work, some customers may be without power until the end of the week", the utility wrote on its Twitter feed.

Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department chief Albert O'Neal boats down Sunset Drive on his way to seek out islanders stranded in their flooded homes in the aftermath of Hurricane. About 80% of Nova Scotia's households and companies ended up blacked out - the best in the company's heritage.

If you are lucky enough to get a pop-up shower on Monday or Tuesday that should prevent temperatures from getting too hot but most of us will still see highs in the low 90s to start the week.

"It went down and pulled down my power and my neighbour's power", he said, surveying the wires, which were pulled tight toward his front lawn at a sharp angle. "Stay home. Stay off the roads". "We're continuing to add crews so that we can restore power for everyone as soon as possible", Nova Scotia Power said in a news release Monday evening.

The Nova Scotia government focused its efforts Monday on restoring power and cellphone services.

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