Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc across parts of Atlantic Canada, causing hundreds of thousands of Canadians to be without power.
CANADA — Hurricane Dorian crashed its way through Sambro and Terence Bay, Nova Scotia on Saturday. At the time, the storm was a Category 1 hurricane with winds up to 140 km/h.
Sadly, nearly 500,000 people still remain without power at the time of this writing between Nova Scotia with 390,000, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
According to CBC, the storm is no longer a hurricane, but a post-tropical cyclone, and is headed for Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Winds may however, still reach as high as 110 km/h.
Hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces will be getting deployed in Nova Scotia over the coming days to help with road clearance and other tasks they can lend a hand with.
International — At least 43 people have been killed by hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, as well as 5 in the United States. There are also approximately 70,000 people who have become homeless after the storm. My heart goes out to all those who have been directly or indirectly affected by this storm.
Here is a tragic look at the events that are unfolding on the east coast shared by those who live and work in the areas:
Tragically, a crane in Halifax couldn’t quite withstand Dorian’s power, and came crashing down:
Video : Kayla Georgepic.twitter.com/KSP81605Lz
— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) September 7, 2019
— Ryan Taplin (@ryantaplinhfx) September 8, 2019
— Katelyn Zwicker (@KatelynZwicker) September 7, 2019
More photos and footage shared on social media:
— Sue Newhook (@suenew) September 8, 2019
— Robert Reicker (@robert_reicker) September 8, 2019
— Urban Halifax (@urbanhfx) September 8, 2019
— Cailin O'Neil (@CailinONeil) September 7, 2019
— Rosebud607 (@roromibr) September 8, 2019
— ColleenJonescbc (@cbccolleenjones) September 7, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been stuck using candles and flashlights to get around at night.
Finally, to relax our hearts a little bit, a beautiful capture of the calm after the storm:
— bill hines (@mrbillhines) September 8, 2019
Here’s a better look at Dorian’s path and strength from above:
— Ianforcements (@knoxyouout) September 7, 2019
Spirits remain high, at least!
I truly hope that everyone remains safe, and that there were no unknown casualties in Nova Scotia and surrounding areas, and that power restoration goes as smoothly as possible.