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Dorian lashes Canada on its way out to sea

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/09/19, 10:09 am

Hurricane Dorian knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Sunday. The storm hit near the city of Halifax, ripping roofs off apartment buildings, knocking over a construction crane, and uprooting trees before heading into northwestern Newfoundland and southeastern Labrador during the afternoon. The Canadian government is sending troops to the Maritimes to restore electricity, clear roadways, and evacuate residents of flooded areas. Officials report no storm-related deaths in Canada.

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North Carolinians assess damage from Dorian

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/07/19, 01:53 pm

Residents along North Carolina’s Outer Banks awoke Saturday to clear skies, receding floodwaters, and a better look at the damage left by Hurricane Dorian the day before. Ocracoke Island, where about 800 people waited out the Category 1 storm, appeared to be the hardest hit of the barrier islands, with floodwaters invading the first floors of most homes. The U.S. Coast Guard ferried assistance to the island and airlifted out those in distress.

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Dorian makes landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/06/19, 12:16 pm

Weakened to a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Dorian’s eye moved over Cape Hatteras on North Carolina’s Outer Banks Friday morning. Forecasters said waves could reach almost to the ceilings of one-story structures along the string of barrier islands. Residents in North and South Carolina coped with power outages and flooding after the hurricane sideswiped the southeastern U.S. coast. Meanwhile, the death toll from the storm in the Bahamas continued to rise, reaching at least 30 by Friday morning.

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