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"Dorian" reaches Nova Scotia: Power outage in more than 300,000 Canadian households


Hurricane "Dorian" has gained strength again. With wind speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour he hit Canada's coast. Trees fell on power lines, it remained largely dark.

After the devastation hurricane "Dorian" left in the US and especially in the Bahamas, the storm has now reached the Canadian Atlantic coast. Along the way, "Dorian" has regained momentum and has been upgraded from level 1 to level 2. With wind speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour, he swept over Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia.

The storm has caused widespread power outages in Nova Scotia. The local energy company "Nova Scotia Power" reported on a fault page that over 330,000 households are affected. On Twitter, the company shared pictures of trees that had fallen on power lines. In addition, "Nova Scotia Power" said that the wind was still too strong to begin repairing the damage.

#HurricaneDorian damage on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth. Another reminder that if you see a downed wire or pole, it's important to stay back and do not try to move it yourself. Report it to us at 1-877-428-6004 and stay safe. #NSstorm.

- Nova Scotia Power (@nspowerinc) September 7, 2019

"Dorian" had previously raged in the Bahamas for days, causing devastating damage. According to recent data, at least 43 people died. Health Minister Duane Sands told the Nassau Guardian that the final death toll would be "overwhelming." Hundreds, if not thousands of people are considered missing. In addition, thousands of inhabitants were homeless.

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According to Reuters, "Dorian" has also planted trees on houses, covered at least one roof and brought down a large crane in Canada. There are no reports of any injuries. Also on Twitter, Minister of Public Security Ralph Goodale announced that the government would use the military to rebuild it once "Dorian" passed by.

Source: spiegel

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