Storm Dorian makes landfall in Canada

Storm Dorian makes landfall in Canada
# 08 September 2019 13:29 (UTC +04:00)

Storm Dorian has made landfall in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia as a post-tropical cyclone, APA reports citing BBC.

The powerful storm hit Halifax on Saturday with winds of 100mph (160km/h), toppling trees and cutting power to more than 450,000 homes.

Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the military would be deployed to help recovery efforts.

It comes days after Dorian devastated the Bahamas. The death toll there is 43 but is expected to increase further.

The hurricane has since moved up the US eastern seaboard. The Canadian Hurricane Centre labelled it a "very intense post-tropical cyclone".

Officials said it had already dropped more than 100 millimetres (four inches) of rain on Nova Scotia and could double by Sunday morning.

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