Hurricane ‘Dorian’ causes power outages and strong wind gusts in Nova Scotia

NEW SCOTLAND, Sep 8 (Reuters / EP) –

The arrival of Hurricane 'Dorian' to the territory of the Atlantic coast of Canada has caused numerous power outages and the fall of trees, as well as the collapse of a construction crane in downtown Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia .

Given this situation, the Government has announced that it will deploy military personnel to participate in the recovery work once the storm passes, as reported by the Minister of Public Security, Ralph Goodale, through the social network Twitter.

Hurricane ‘Dorian’ causes power outages and strong wind gusts in Nova Scotia
Hurricane ‘Dorian’ causes power outages and strong wind gusts in Nova Scotia

Local authorities have urged everyone who lives near the seashore to evacuate the area as a precaution. More than 300,000 people in the province have already run out of light, according to the company Nova Scotia Power.

“The safety of Canadians is our number one priority and we are ready to help Atlantic Canada overcome this storm,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter.

Winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour around Halifax are expected, according to the Canadian Hurricane Center. “We are a little overwhelmed, and we can see how trees move around us,” said Danielle Horne, a 32-year-old woman, who lives on the eighth floor of a building in Halifax. “I am definitely a little nervous about my car, which is parked outside,” he added.

During the day on Saturday, Hurricane 'Dorian' has felled several trees in the city and caused the collapse of a crane that was located at the top of a building under construction.

Hurricane 'Dorian' made landfall on Sunday in the archipelago of the Bahamas with winds of up to 354 kilometers per hour causing the death of at least 43 people, according to some media outlets in the region on Saturday.

This Saturday the winds have increased to 160 kilometers per hour, reaching category two on the Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the National Hurricane Center of the United States. After passing through Nova Scotia, the 'Dorian' is expected to move to Prince Edward Island and on Sunday arrive in Newfoundland, according to projections from the Canadian Hurricane Center.

The United Nations has warned that at least 70,000 people need “immediate” help in the Bahamas, especially in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama after the 'Dorian' passage.

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