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Dorian Turns Wrath on Canada

Storm brings 80mph winds to country's eastern coast
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 8, 2019 8:21 AM CDT
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Utility poles were snapped after Hurricane Dorian moved through the area yesterday along a causeway in Nags Head, NC, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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(Newser) – The storm that has already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and North Carolina is now bringing hurricane-force winds to far-eastern Canada, reports the AP. Dorian has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, toppled a huge construction crane, and ripped roofs off apartments in the city of Halifax. The US National Hurricane Center says the post-tropical cyclone was centered about 55 miles east-northeast of Anticosti Island Sunday morning and had top sustained winds of 80mph. It was heading to the north-northwest, roughly up the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Meanwhile, authorities in the Bahamas were scrambling to find shelter for tens of thousands left homeless by a storm that struck with Category 5 force. The storm is blamed for at least 49 deaths. (Dorian left North Carolina's Outer Banks in rough shape on Saturday as it headed up the East Coast.)

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