Western Newfoundland faces multi-day flood as storm surges over Atlantic

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A massive, slow-moving hurricane continues to hit Atlantic Canada, with Southwest Newfoundland forecast to fall by 300 millimeters by Thursday night.

Rain and wind warnings are in place for most of Newfoundland and Labrador’s coast, while rain warnings are in place in eastern Nova Scotia.

The Newfoundland RCMP has detonated both lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway in Port aux Bask early this morning and the Department of Transportation, which assesses roadway damage, is on the scene.

The Canadian environment has issued a rain and wind alert for the Port Aux Basic region, saying it could still rain 70 to 100 mm or more than 150 km in high terrain with winds of up to 110 km / h. The town usually receives an average of 160mm of rain throughout the month of November.

Late Tuesday, Victoria County on Cape Breton Island declared a state of emergency.

Residents must seek refuge in the area until further notice, the county said on Twitter.

“The provincial philanthropy department is currently assessing roads and bridges for safety. Staff are working hard, so please stay home and let them do their job.”

A total of 100 to 150 millimeters of rain is expected in eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton by the end of Wednesday, Environment Canada said.

November 24, 2021.

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