Tropical Storm Lee passes over Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. /European Press.
Tropical Storm Lee arrived in Canada this Saturday, leaving about 120,000 homes without power, trees cut down, and roads flooded, Canadian television CTV News reported.
Lee came ashore around 5pm (local time) on Saturday from Long Island Island off the west coast of Nova Scotia. A storm surge accompanied by strong waves occurred on the island, and seawater covered the coastal road.
As of 10 p.m., more than 117,500 homes were without power in Nova Scotia, along with approximately 18,500 additional homes in New Brunswick and approximately 100 more in Prince Edward Island (PEI). 1,900 homes are without power.
Local authorities said wind speeds were more than 100 km/h in parts of the west, and more than 90 km/h in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia’s largest city, causing all flights at Halifax Airport to be canceled.
Halifax Emergency Management Director Erica Fleck urged people to stay home and avoid coastal areas until the storm subsides.
“It’s really dangerous for people to go out right now,” Fleck said in an interview reported by CTV. “I urge residents to be smart and stay home and shelter in place. It’s not an absolute emergency. There is no need to go out now.” news.
Emergency representatives stressed that the fact that the storm was downgraded to hurricane level before it arrived does not mean its impact will be mitigated, said Kyle Levitt, head of the response agency. also agrees with this.
“While Lee has changed from a hurricane to a strong post-tropical cyclone, our concerns about the threat it poses remain the same. In fact, Lee is arriving earlier and with slightly more force than expected,” Leavitt said. warned.