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CanadaHurricane Dorian expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia Saturday evening

17:10  07 september  2019
17:10  07 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Latest track for hurricane Dorian has powerful storm headed for the Maritimes

Latest track for hurricane Dorian has powerful storm headed for the Maritimes Latest track for hurricane Dorian has powerful storm headed for the Maritimes

It is expected to make landfall again on Saturday in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia . Life-threatening storm surges and dangerous winds are still Dorian hit the Bahamas as a category five hurricane with winds reaching 185mph (298km/h). It matched the highest ever recorded at landfall

NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Hurricane Dorian finally made landfall in the United States on Friday morning on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where it knocked out power, flooded homes and businesses, and temporarily trapped residents of remote Ocracoke Island, where floodwaters reached up to seven feet.

Hurricane Dorian expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia Saturday evening Waves crash on Rodanthe Pier as Hurricane Dorian hits Cape Hatteras in North Carolina on September 6, 2019.

HALIFAX — Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia later today, unleashing a barrage of torrential rain, pounding surf and howling gusts reaching up to 140 kilometres per hour along the Atlantic coast.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says hurricane warnings remain in effect for much of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for P.E.I., southeastern New Brunswick and western Newfoundland.

Dorian is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane before moving into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where it is expected to transform into a strong post-tropical storm.

Maritimes to feel impact of Dorian Saturday

Maritimes to feel impact of Dorian Saturday Forecasts are now consistently showing the remnants of Hurricane Dorian will pass along the Nova Scotia coast Saturday, says CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin. Dorian is currently a category 2 hurricane off the Florida coast having left behind devastation in the Bahamas, where it peaked at category 5. Simpkin said heavy rain and high winds on P.E.I. are very likely as Dorian passes. "The strength is still a little bit unknown," she said.

Dorian was expected to weaken as it moves along the coast but the NHC advised residents to be prepared for “damaging winds, life-threatening storm The center of Dorian may move near or over the coast of North Carolina early on Friday before making a faster exit further into the Atlantic ocean.

Even as the hurricane weakened to a Category 1 storm overnight, coastal communities should expect life-threatening, hurricane conditions from Dorian . Where is Hurricane Dorian headed now? Has it made landfall ? Here’s what we know. Even as the hurricane weakened to a Category 1 storm

The hurricane centre in Halifax says the eye of the storm is likely to land near or just east of Halifax by this evening, when gusts reaching 140 kilometres per hour are expected to uproot trees, damage roofing and pull down power lines.

Emergency officials in the Halifax region have called for a voluntary evacuation of homes and businesses along the municipality's Atlantic shoreline.

With the forecast calling for a significant storm surge and wind-driven waves reaching 15 metres, coastal communities are facing potential flooding.

Officials say the high-risk zones include the Sambro area, Peggys Cove and along the province's Eastern Shore, which extends east of Halifax.

"Citizens are encouraged to be in alternative locations prior to the arrival of the storm," the regional government said in a statement.

"While this is a voluntary evacuation, the municipality is urging everyone in high-risk areas to find alternative shelter arrangements for the weekend."

The Red Cross says it will be opening three evacuation shelters at noon.

Residents are being warned to prepare for extended power outages, and flooding — which means stocking up on food, water and gasoline. Long lineups were reported Friday at Halifax-area gas stations and grocery stores.

The Canadian Press

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Days without power: Over 100,000 outages persist in Maritimes after Dorian.
Four days after powerful storm Dorian blasted through the Maritimes, tens of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power. Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan are in Halifax on Tuesday to observe recovery efforts by military personnel, government officials and the corporation that provides power to Nova Scotians. They'll also survey the cleanup and meet residents. Dorian approached the region as a Category 2 hurricane and made landfall near Halifax on Saturday evening as a post-tropical storm with hurricane-strength winds. As of 7 a.m.

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