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 timber and reducing out energy for tens of hundreds 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 car, native media reported.
The US Nationwide Hurricane Heart (NHC) stated in its newest advisory that Lee was transferring 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 increased gusts, forecasters stated.
Lee, now situated about 60km east-southeast of Eastport, Maine and about 215km west of Halifax, is anticipated to weaken steadily through the subsequent couple of days.
It introduced robust winds, coastal flooding and heavy rains to elements of coastal Maine and Atlantic Canada.
Within the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, round 120,000 folks had been with out energy on Saturday as winds knocked down timber and felled energy traces. In neighboring New Brunswick, almost 20,000 folks skilled energy outages.
“Crews have been in a position to restore energy to some prospects … nevertheless, situations 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 an announcement. Halifax airport was closed to all flights.