Sunday, 22 September, 2019

It’s the peak of the hurricane season, and it’s busy out there

Two fallen trees rest on neighbouring houses in Halifax on Sunday Sept. 8 Two fallen trees rest on neighbouring houses in Halifax on Sunday Sept. 8
Patty Aguilar | 11 September, 2019, 01:44

Forecasters are also watching a tropical wave that is midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Windward Islands, the southern islands of the Caribbean that include Martinique and St. Lucia, among others.

In fact, any storm that develops near the East Coast will have to battle against recently-cooled water thanks to Dorian.

He said he understands the frustration of those still waiting for power to be restored.

According to CBC News, Nova Scotia was the hardest hit with 211,000 without power.

"The progress we've made in restoring power to 300,000 customers is a reflection of our early planning, the work of the team and the excellent coordination with our restoration partners", she said. On Sunday, nearly all of the islands' residents were without power but Hydro-Québec had restored power to most customers by Sunday evening. As well, about 4,500 outages across Nova Scotia represent individual customers, which means one fix will bring electricity back to only one customer.

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The falling of trees was the greatest impact faced by the Canadian population.

Capt. Guillaume Lafrance, chief of staff, Joint Task Force Atlantic, said the 380 assigned troops will be joined by 70 reservists from Nova Scotia, bringing the total number of troops to 450.

Sajjan said the soldiers aren't trained to fix downed power lines, which means their safety would be put at risk without the help of a trained professional.

Hundreds of people in Pictou County are still without power as Nova Scotia Power crews work to fix lines damaged by Dorian, the storm that hit the region on Saturday night into Sunday.

As a result, life in Nova Scotia and it's surrounding has not returned to normal, and are not expected to for some time, with many cell towers going down intermittently, some schools and business remaining closed, and military personal on the streets attempting to help clean up crews.

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