Dorian made 6th landfall at Nova Scotia; thousands without power
A crane collapsed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Sept. 7, as Hurricane Dorian approached, bringing powerful winds.
Dorian made a sixth landfall on Saturday near Sambro Creek in Nova Scotia, Canada, at 7:15 p.m., ADT, as a post-tropical cyclone.
The landfall came 15 miles south of Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia. The estimated sustained winds at landfall were 100 mph with the same strength as a Category 2 hurricane.
This landfall came nearly two weeks after Dorian made its first landfall as a tropical storm on the island of St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles on Aug. 27.
Dorian made a fifth landfall in Nova Scotia as a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The storm packed hurricane-force winds as it swept through the region. (Image/NASA Worldview)
Dorian had spent part of its life along the U.S. East Coast wavering in strength from a Category 3 to a Category 1 storm. After staying at Category 1 hurricane strength for over 24 hours, Dorian's maximum sustained winds increased from 85 mph to 100 mph on Saturday afternoon, making it a Category 2 hurricane. Just before 6 p.m., ADT, the storm was deemed a post-tropical cyclone with sustained hurricane-strength winds.
While the storm was still over 100 miles off shore, reports in Halifax, Nova Scotia, began to surface of significant damage to buildings. One report was of a roof torn off of a building and tossed into another. Around 3:30 p.m. ADT on Saturday, nearly 200,000 customers were without power, according to Nova Scotia Power. By 10:30 p.m. ADT on Saturday, that number had grown to around 375,000.
Pictures and videos on social media showed Dorian's powerful winds toppling a construction crane in Halifax, the provincial capital.
A roof was torn off an apartment complex in the south end of the city, forcing the evacuation of several residents, the Associated Press reported.
No significant injuries or deaths have been reported in Nova Scotia as of Sunday morning.
Ahead of the storm, AccuWeather meteorologists were concerned that widespread tree damage and power outages would occur since the trees still have their leaves. When strong winds hit fully leafed trees, more strain is put on the trunk, causing the tree to topple more easily.
The hurricane grazed southeastern New England late Friday into Friday night, bringing gusty winds and a period of steady rainfall. Localized tree damage was reported in eastern Massachusetts on Saturday morning.Report a Typo
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