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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Over 100,000 without power as Lee lashes the Maritimes

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has said that Lee, which is now a post-tropical storm, touched land over Long Island in Digby County early this evening.

The storm will continue to impact the region tonight with rain or showers, strong winds, and high waves along the Atlantic coast.

Lee currently has maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h and a minimum central pressure of 975 millibars. Lee is moving northeast at 22 km/h.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has discontinued the Hurricane Watch for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for much of the Maritimes and parts of Quebec.

Widespread winds of 70 km/h with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are occurring or will soon occur. Areas west of the track could see 100 mm of rain.

Power outages as of 8:41 p.m. Atlantic Time

Nova Scotia 119,663 customers

New Brunswick 19,317 customers

Prince Edward Island 3,574 customers

High waves and elevated water levels will be widespread along the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia and the Fundy coast of New Brunswick. Wave conditions could also become rough in areas in the southwestern Gulf of St Lawrence / western Northumberland Strait.

Waves will be the highest along the southern shores of Nova Scotia where wave heights of 5 to 8 metres are expected breaking onto the shore. Storm surge of one metre may also occur.

Waves, storm surge, and elevated water levels will cause damage to coastal infrastructure.

Check your local forecast here.


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