Canadian Forces troops to help in massive post-Dorian cleanup in Maritimes

Canadian Forces troops to help in massive post-Dorian cleanup in Maritimes

Canadian Forces troops to help in massive post-Dorian cleanup in Maritimes

At one point, more than 500,000 electricity consumers in the region were without power, representing 80 per cent of the homes and businesses in Nova Scotia and 75 per cent in Prince Edward Island.

The Nova Scotia authorities advised the residents of the province to keep off roads to allow soldiers to restore power, as well as remove fallen trees and other debris.

Over 750 power line and forestry technicians from across the maritime provinces joined in the effort, according to Nova Scotia Power.

Members of the 4 Engineer Support Regiment from CFB Gagetown move a slab of sidewalk as they assist in the cleanup in Halifax, on September 9, 2019. "There's a lot of people who are suffering from this storm, but I think the work that's been done by so many people in really commendable".

More than 300,000 customers were still without power late yesterday afternoon.

The Canadian Red Cross says a fire sparked by a generator damaged a historic general store in Petite Riviere, which is along Nova Scotia's southwestern shore.

House panel probes fortunes of airport near Trump resort in Scotland
He also said the Air Force had not found anything improper regarding the Trump Turnberry stay but is still reviewing the records. Ed Thomas mentioned in a press release of the cease that included a keep for crew members on the Trump resort.

The agency said it was setting up shelters or temporary housing for the newly homeless across the islands and appealed for Bahamians to take in storm victims.

"We were sitting down by the window and we heard a big bang and the tree fell in the front of our house and the roof", he recalled.

Its heavy rains and powerful winds downed trees and power lines in Nova Scotia and surrounding areas, with threatening surf expected to continue to affect the coast of Canada over the next few days.

"It went down and pulled down my power and my neighbour's power", he said, surveying the wires, which were pulled tight toward his front lawn at a sharp angle. About 8 p.m. local time ( 9 p.m. ET ) Saturday, Dorian is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia, CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford said. Numerous streets in Halifax, the largest city on the east coast, had large trees uprooted, tearing up sidewalks and roads and pulling down power lines.

The storm's almost two-week path has unleashed devastation in the Bahamas, where it flattened homes and swept away neighborhoods, leaving at least 43 people dead.

The storm caused a crane to collapse and crash into the side of an apartment building, which was under construction.

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