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CanadaSevere thunderstorm briefly knocks out power for thousands in Halifax

13:16  22 july  2019
13:16  22 july  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Cleanup begins after powerful thunderstorms wreak havoc across Quebec

Cleanup begins after powerful thunderstorms wreak havoc across Quebec Hydro-Québec crews are still on the ground, working to restore electricity.

Thousands of customers are without electricity in Manatee County after a round of severe thunderstorms , according to power outage maps from the Severe thunderstorms in the area have left more than 5,000 homes without electricity Saturday evening, according to local power outage maps.

A thunderstorm Wednesday night knocked out power for thousands of people in North Jersey in the midst of a heat wave. The rest of the area had a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. It was still roughly 90 degrees in some parts of North Jersey when the storm hit on a day with temperatures

Severe thunderstorm briefly knocks out power for thousands in Halifax© Nova Scotia Power Nova Scotia Power says a lightning strike at their Lakeside substation caused a power outage in the Clayton Park West and Kearney Lake area.

Thousands of Nova Scotia Power customers were left in the dark Sunday night after a short, powerful thunderstorm rolled into the province.

Nearly 36,000 customers were without power at one point as a result of the storm, which brought heavy rain and winds.

READ MORE: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick to experience sweltering weekend weather

Nova Scotia Power says a lightning strike at their Lakeside substation caused a widespread outage in the Clayton Park West and Kearney Lake areas.

Weather: Severe thunderstorm watch for the capital region

Weather: Severe thunderstorm watch for the capital region Weather: Severe thunderstorm watch for the capital region , with heavy weather possible later Saturday afternoon and evening. “Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop and track southeastward along portions of the Ottawa Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours,” the agency says. “The storms may affect the National Capital area this evening.” Environment Canada cautions the storms could produce “wind gusts of 90 km/h, nickel sized hail, torrential downpours and frequent cloud to ground lightning.

The severe winds that slammed the Portland area Tuesday evening destroyed all of the rowing shells the Portland A thunderstorm took down trees and power lines in Cumberland County on Tuesday evening. The Portland dispatch center was overwhelmed with calls about downed power lines, tree

Severe thunderstorms roared from Georgia through New Jersey on Thursday afternoon, leaving behind widespread power outages and disruptive flooding across the region. Roads turned into rivers as a line of drenching thunderstorms soaked southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, slowing

Major outages also occurred in Halifax's south end, as well as in Armdale, Sherwood Heights and Herring Cove areas.

Another lightning strike at the Tufts Cove Generating Station resulted in one of the outages.

Localized flooding was also reported in several downtown regions.

Here are some more photos and videos that were taken by Halifax residents during the storm.

Almost all of the outages have since been restored. As of 5:30 a.m. Monday, about 100 Nova Scotia Power customers remain affected by the outages.

The power utility says they were forced to bring in additional crews to deal with the outages.

Haligonians jump for joy during annual Pride parade.
Thousands of Haligonians did not let a sweltering heatwave keep them from embracing the annual Halifax Pride Parade on Saturday. Supporters lined Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road to cheer on the more than 150 groups featuring campy and colourful costumes that wound their way through Halifax's downtown core. READ MORE: Elle Noir strives to create space at Halifax Pride for marginalized groups to find their voice Spirits soared as high as the day's blistering temperatures, and crowds kept cool with a little help from spray guns from the floats.

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