• Dorian Pulls A Fast One

    Hurricane Dorian rolled through the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Canadian Maritimes over the weekend
    after the massive damage done to Bermuda before rolling up the eastern seaboard... Hurricanes rarely reach
    this far north, but it does happen....




    Image via Linda Cunningham







    Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution that it still remains "powerful."

    The post-tropical cyclone has top sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph) and is moving north-northeast at 26 mph (42 kph). The Canadian Hurricane Center has discontinued all warnings for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, west of Ecum Secum on the southern coast and west of Brule along the northern coast. The hurricane watch for Prince Edward Island has also been lifted.

    Dorian's top sustained winds are occurring mainly over water, and are forecast to drop below hurricane strength after passing Newfoundland later Sunday.
    The center of the storm was around 100 miles (160 kilometers) north-northeast of the Magdalen Islands and 80 miles (129 kilometers) west of Cape St. George as of 5 a.m.


    2:30 a.m.
    Weather officials say Dorian is "bringing hurricane-force wind gusts to a large portion of Atlantic Canada."
    The post-tropical cyclone was 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of the Magdalen Islands as of a 2 a.m. advisory on Sunday, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph).
    It was moving north-northeast at 26 mph (42 kph). On that track, the storm is expected to move near or over western Newfoundland later Sunday and then enter the North Atlantic in the evening.
    The top sustained winds are occurring mainly over water, bringing tropical storm and hurricane conditions to portions of Nova Scotia. The post-tropical cyclone will likely "drop below hurricane strength" Sunday.


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    11:05 p.m.
    Weather officials say Dorian is tearing across the Canadian Maritimes and has left about half a million customers without power.
    In an 11 p.m. advisory, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center says the post-tropical cyclone is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of the Magdalen Islands with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (145 kph).
    Forecasters expect Dorian to produce dangerous storm surge in parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, southwestern Newfoundland and eastern Nova Scotia.
    It is traveling north-northeast at 26 mph (42 kph).
    Dorian made landfall Saturday evening about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city of about 400,000 people


    9:50 p.m.
    Ferry service is returning to North Carolina's Ocracoke Island, but for now the vessels will be limited to emergency responders and other authorized personnel due to the extensive damage the island sustained from Hurricane Dorian.
    In a Saturday evening news release, the North Carolina Department of Transportation says ferries will travel to and from the island Sunday and Monday.
    Hyde County Emergency Services officials say a mandatory evacuation order remains in effect for the island. Residents and tourists will not be allowed to use the ferries to visit the island.
    Longtime residents who waited out the storm described strong but manageable winds followed by a wall of water Friday that flooded many homes and forced some to await rescue from their attics.






    9:10 p.m.
    Dorian is sweeping its way across Nova Scotia with 100 mph (161 kph) winds as hundreds of thousands of people are without power in eastern Canada.
    In an 8 p.m. EDT advisory, the US-based National Hurricane Center says the storm is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Halifax, the provincial capital and home to 400,000 people.
    Dorian made landfall less than two hours earlier and remains a post-tropical cyclone with winds equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
    Forecasters say Dorian is moving northeast at 30 mph (48 kph). It's expected to move over the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Prince Edward Island later Saturday before passing near or over northern Newfoundland.
    Nova Scotia Power Inc. reported more than 300,000 customers were in the dark Saturday night, including 170,000 in the Halifax area.


    8:40 p.m.
    Dorian has made landfall over Nova Scotia with hurricane-force winds about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Halifax.
    The U.S.-based National Hurricane Center says Dorian came ashore Saturday at 6:15 EDT near Sambro Creek as a post-tropical cyclone. Its maximum sustained winds were 100 mph (161 kph).
    Halifax is the provincial capital and home to 400,000 people. Nova Scotia Power Inc. reported more than 300,000 customers were in the dark Saturday evening.
    Dorian made landfall at Cape Hatteras on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday morning, days after it caused devastating damage in the Bahamas.








    8:15 p.m.
    Emergency officials are urging residents of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to stay home due to downed trees and power lines caused by Dorian's approach.
    Nova Scotia Power Inc. reported more than 300,000 customers were in the dark Saturday evening, including 170,000 in the Halifax area.
    Nova Scotia Power CEO Karen Hutt called it the largest weather event they've ever responded to.
    She says 1,000 personnel are ready to restore power, but the workers have been told to stand down until it is deemed safe. Hutt says hospitals and senior centers will be tackled first.
    In Prince Edward Island about 35,000 homes and businesses were without power Saturday evening, as were another 20,000 in New Brunswick.


    7:20 p.m.
    Officials in North Carolina say a second death in the state has been attributed to Hurricane Dorian.
    State Emergency Response Team spokeswoman Diana Kees said in an email Saturday afternoon that a 67-year-old man died Friday in Pamlico County after collapsing at his home while cleaning storm debris.
    Gov. Roy Cooper offered condolences to the man's family as he spoke at a news conference.
    At least five deaths in the Southeast have been blamed on Dorian. The others were men in Florida or North Carolina who died in falls or by electrocution while trimming trees, putting up storm shutters or otherwise getting ready for the hurricane.
    At least 43 people have been killed in the Bahamas, where many more remain missing.

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