• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Dorian is One for the History Books in Atlantic Canada


Corner Brook, NL September 8, 2019.

It appears as though Dorian will be one for the history books in Atlantic Canada.


The storm roared through the Maritime provinces on Saturday bringing heavy rain, very strong winds and high waves.


Dorian made the transition to an intense post-tropical system just before making landfall over the Chebucto Peninsula, just south of Halifax around 7:00 pm Saturday evening.


It hit Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday knocking out power to most of the west coast of the Island.


Here are some rainfall totals:

New Brunswick

  • Moncton: 121 mm

  • St. Paul: 120 mm

  • Mechanic Settlement: 117 mm

  • Miramichi: 115 mm

  • St. Ignace: 110 mm

  • Berwick: 98 mm

  • Dorchester: 97 mm

  • Big Tracadie: 96 mm

  • Doaktown: 92 mm

  • Sussex: 86 mm

  • Saint John: 82 mm

  • Norton: 84 mm

  • Red Pines: 76 mm

  • Fredericton Airport: 75 mm

  • Bathurst: 62 mm

  • Gagetown: 56 mm

  • Charlo: 41 mm


Nova Scotia

  • Oxford: 138 mm

  • Lower Sackville: 138 mm

  • Hammonds Plain: 133 mm

  • Baccaro Point: 131.2 mm

  • Belmont: 129 mm

  • Kentville: 110.4 mm

  • Bedford: 96 mm

  • Scots Bay: 94 mm

  • New Ross: 93 mm

  • Halifax(Downtown): 90 mm

  • Sandy Cove: 84 mm

  • Greenwood: 82 mm

  • Middleton: 79 mm

  • Lake Major: 78 mm

  • Dartmouth: 77 mm

  • Parrsboro: 76.2 mm

  • Nappan: 74 mm

  • Halifax International Airport: 70.8 mm

  • Kejimkujik: 64 mm

  • Yarmouth: 62 mm

  • Upper Stewiacke: 38.7 mm

  • North Mountain: 38 mm

  • Parsborough: 36.6 mm

  • Truro: 33 mm

  • Sydney Airport: 31.2 mm

  • Collegeville: 30.5 mm


Prince Edward Island

  • Bonshaw: 103 mm

  • Bordon: 91 mm

  • Summerside: 90 mm

  • Spring Valley 86 mm

  • Charlottetown Airport: 48 mm

  • Stratford: 37 mm


Wind Gusts

New Brunswick

  • Miscou Island: 106 km/h

  • Moncton: 100 km/h

  • Saint John: 102 km/h

  • Bouctouche: 81 km/h

  • Bas Caraquet: 78 km/h

  • Sussex: 76 km/h

  • Mechanic Settlement: 74 km/h

  • Bathurst: 70 km/h

  • Grand Manan: 65 km/h

  • Fredericton: 46 km/h


Nova Scotia

  • Beaver Island: 145 km/h

  • Sluce Point: 143 km/h

  • Osborne Head: 141 km/h

  • Grand Etang: 137 km/h

  • Yarmouth: 130 km/h

  • Halifax Kootenay: 120 km/h

  • Hart Island: 120 km/h

  • Baccaro Point: 119 km/h

  • Caribou Point: 119 km/h

  • North Mountain: 107 km/h

  • Halifax Dockyard: 107 km/h

  • Brier Island: 106 km/h

  • Sydney Airport: 104 km/h

  • Lunenburg: 102 km/h

  • Shearwater Jetty: 102 km/h

  • Eskasoni: 102 km/h

  • Halifax International Airport: 100 km/h

  • McNabs Island: 100 km/h

  • Tracadie: 95 km/h

  • Greenwood: 93 km/h

  • Ingonish Beach: 91 km/h

  • Nappan: 87 km/h

  • Upper Stewiacke: 87 km/h

  • Port Hawkesbury: 85 km/h

  • Parrsboro: 83 km/h

  • Halifax Windsor Park: 82 km/h

  • Debert: 80 km/h

  • Western Head: 80 km/h

  • Cheticamp: 78 km/h


Prince Edward Island

  • North Cape: 122 km/h

  • East Point: 120 km/h

  • Summerside: 115 km/h

  • Charlottetown Airport: 102 km/h

  • St. Peters: 98 km/h

  • Stanhope: 93 km/h

  • Maple Plains: 85 km/h

Halifax, NS September 7, 2019.

At the peak of the storm, there were over 500,000 people without power across Atlantic Canada.


The Canadian Forces is deploying about 700 soldiers to help clean up the aftermath in Halifax.


The CEO of Nova Scotia Power, Karen Hutt said this is the largest restoration effort the company has ever encountered.


Airports across the region were brought to a halt and almost no ferry service was operating.



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