Thousands of people in Canada’s Nova Scotia province were without power as Hurricane Dorian – upgraded to a Category 2 – moved toward the region on Saturday, September 7.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 2 pm update on Saturday that Dorian was “stronger than shown” in its previous morning report.
Power was cut for more than 264,000 people on Saturday afternoon, according to Nova Scotia Power outage maps.
This video, taken at Purcell’s Cove in Halifax, shows waves sloshing onto a deck as wind buffets the area.
“Hurricane Dorian already making a mess in Halifax,” said Scott Bradley, who filmed the video. “Wires down, lots of branches and debris on the streets.”
Hurricane Dorian was about 140 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and about 180 miles southeast of Eastport, Maine, on Saturday afternoon, according to the NHC. The NHC predicted hurricane conditions to affect Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon or evening. Credit: Scott Bradley via Storyful