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Canada: Hundreds of thousands without power as Dorian hits Atlantic Canada

Canada, Halifax
September 08, 2019 at 02:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of thousands of people in Canada's Atlantic coastal province of Nova Scotia were left without power as Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the country's eastern seaboard on Saturday.

Footage filmed in Halifax shows raging winds and large waves crashing onto land.

According to reports, the hurricane knocked down trees, blew over a large construction crane in downtown Halifax, and cut power to over 300,000 people. Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane as it approached the Canadian coastline, but made landfall classified as a post-tropical storm since it lost a clearly defined eye. Winds were still reported at 150 kilometres per hour (93 Miles per hour).

The Bahamas were the most severely hit by the giant storm, with at least 43 people dead - a number that is expected to continue to rise.

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Canada's Atlantic coastal province of Nova Scotia were left without power as Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the country's eastern seaboard on Saturday.

Footage filmed in Halifax shows raging winds and large waves crashing onto land.

According to reports, the hurricane knocked down trees, blew over a large construction crane in downtown Halifax, and cut power to over 300,000 people. Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane as it approached the Canadian coastline, but made landfall classified as a post-tropical storm since it lost a clearly defined eye. Winds were still reported at 150 kilometres per hour (93 Miles per hour).

The Bahamas were the most severely hit by the giant storm, with at least 43 people dead - a number that is expected to continue to rise.

Mandatory Credit: Segway Nova Scotia

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