Friday, September 22, 2023

Storm Lee causes damage in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Storm Lee passed through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick on Saturday. The weather system brought strong winds and large amounts of rain that caused widespread damage.

Flooded roads, thousands of power outages and broken trees are the cause of the storm that made landfall around 4:00 p.m. on Long Island, an island in southwestern Nova Scotia.

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Earlier in the day, forecasts showed the path would hit the Yarmouth area directly, but Lee deviated slightly to the west, much to the relief of Danny Muise, a judge in neighboring Argyle Township.

We were prepared with emergency measures if we had needed to open comfort centers, but this did not happen. indicates.

Lee is currently located northeast of Yarmouth and continues into southern New Brunswick.

The system will weaken as it moves east of Anticosti Island and toward the west coast of Newfoundland.

Damage is reported

Many trees have fallen and authorities are reporting localized flooding in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

A Large Tree Trunk In The Middle Of A Street.

A tree smashed by Lee’s winds fell on Woodstock Street in Fredericton on Saturday.

Residents are asked to avoid non-essential travel until the storm passes to allow first responders to do their jobs.

Near Fredericton, the roof of a gas station collapsed and Regent Street was partially flooded.

During the next few hours central New Brunswick and the northeast will be monitored. says Tom Lévesque of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization.

The Roof Of A Gas Station Flying Off.

The winds damaged buildings and trees in the greater Fredericton area, including this gas station in New Maryland.

In fact, Lee is a large system, says meteorologist Jim Price.

The system brought a lot of wind to the east and a lot of rain to the west (of its path)indicates.

Various breakdowns

As of late Saturday afternoon, more than 175,000 customers were still without power, most in Nova Scotia.

Electric Cables On A Road.

On Saturday morning, September 16, 2023, Nova Scotia Power crews were on scene to repair downed power lines on Route 8 in the Milton area of ​​Halifax.

In a statement issued Saturday morning, Nova Scotia Power said the outages were due to falling trees and strong winds that reached 100 km/h in the west of the province and up to 90 km/h in the center. from the city of Halifax. More than 700 employees are working to assess and repair the damage.

On the telecommunications side, users have noticed intermittent service. According to an email from the Bell company, wireless service congestion It would be caused by power outages, forcing users to resort to the cellular network.

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