WEATHER WOES IN HALIFAX
Posted on 10/02/2015 | About Halifax, Nova Scotia
There are reports of significant damage to private homes in New Brunswick after a storm that dumped more than 160 millimetres of rain on some areas. One of five cruise ships expected to dock in Halifax yesterday decided to skip the port city because of the nasty weather.
A spokesman for the Halifax Port Authority says the other four still planned to make a day of it, including the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. Lane Farguson says the weather isn't ideal, but cruise passengers to the Maritimes are typically prepared for changeable weather. The province's Emergency Measures Organization says the overnight downpour caused localized flooding, infrastructure damage and road closures.
It says most roads are swamped and caution is urged for drivers particularly in central and southern regions. Environment Canada says 168 millimetres of rain was reported at Kouchibouguac. The weather office has since called off its heavy rainfall warning for New Brunswick, though warnings remain in effect for much of Nova Scotia, P-E-I, and western Newfoundland.
Thousands of customers are without power in the region.