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- Dorian knocked out power for thousands, toppled a huge construction crane, and ripped roofs off apartments in the city of Halifax in eastern Canada.
- The former hurricane has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone since it pummeled the Bahamas and moved north along the East Coast, but authorities have warned of high wind speeds.
- The damage comes less than a week after the storm devastated the Bahamas, where at least 40 people have been reported dead and 70,000 were left homeless.
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Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone since it pummeled the Bahamas and moved north along the East Coast, but it’s still causing plenty of damage.
After it made landfall as a Category 1 storm in North Carolina, Dorian moved past New England before making landfall once again in eastern Canada Sunday morning. The storm has since knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people, toppled a huge construction crane and ripped roofs off apartments in the city of Halifax, the Associated Press reported.
Hurricane warnings remained in effect for parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, according to the National Hurricane Center, as winds in the storm could reach up to 80 miles per hour.
The storm caused concern when it initially made landfall as a Category 2 storm and toppled a massive construction crane in downtown Halifax
— CBC Nova Scotia (@CBCNS) September 7, 2019
Local authorities urged anyone who lived close to the seashore to evacuate as a precaution. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Twitter that the government will deploy the military to help with recovery efforts after the storm passes.
The damage comes less than a week after the storm surprised Bahamians by devastating several areas. Experts initially found the storm difficult to forecast, but Dorian quickly proved to be a devastating combination for the low-lying islands as it moved at a walking pace, brewing over the islands and sending 15-20 foot storm surges that overwhelmed the communities.
At least 40 people have been reported dead in the Bahamas, and 70,000 were left homeless after the storm devastated the country’s Abaco and Grand Bahama islands.
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