LOCKEPORT, Canada: Lee made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone packing hurricane-force winds in a far western a part of Canada’s Nova Scotia province on Saturday (Sep 16), flooding roads, downing bushes and reducing out energy for tens of 1000’s of individuals alongside the North Atlantic coast.
At the very least one storm-related fatality was recorded on Saturday. A motorist within the US state of Maine died after a tree fell on his automobile, native media reported.
The US Nationwide Hurricane Middle (NHC) stated in its newest advisory that Lee was shifting north after it made landfall on Lengthy Island, a small island southwest of Halifax, on Saturday. The still-powerful climate system packed most sustained winds of 100kmh with larger gusts, forecasters stated.
Lee, now situated about 60km east-southeast of Eastport, Maine and about 215km west of Halifax, is predicted to weaken steadily in the course of the subsequent couple of days.
It introduced sturdy winds, coastal flooding and heavy rains to elements of coastal Maine and Atlantic Canada.
Within the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, round 120,000 individuals had been with out energy on Saturday as winds knocked down bushes and felled energy strains. In neighboring New Brunswick, almost 20,000 individuals skilled energy outages.
“Crews have been capable of restore energy to some clients … nevertheless, circumstances are getting worse. In lots of instances, particularly when winds are above 80kmh, it is not secure for our crews,” Matt Drover of the Nova Scotia electrical utility stated earlier on Saturday.
Winds have reached over 100kmh in elements of the west and over 90kmh in downtown Halifax, the most important metropolis in Nova Scotia, he stated in a press release. Halifax airport was closed to all flights.