People in the Maritimes are rushing to prepare for the arrival of hurricane #Dorian, which is set to impact Nova Scotia tomorrow. Seen below are scenes in Halifax, NS as people rush for the pump to fill up on gas.
Dorian is expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane tomorrow and impact Halifax Metro. Below are the warnings issued by Environment Canada:
3:24 PM ADT Friday 06 September 2019 Hurricane warning in effect for areas in red:
Strong tropical storm force winds of 80 gusting to 120 km/h over exposed areas with surge of 0.7 to 1.0 m and waves from 4 to 7 m from Hurricane Dorian are expected. Hurricane conditions are expected to develop late in the day Saturday as Dorian approaches the region.
Hurricane Dorian has moved off the coast of North Carolina and is moving northeastward towards the region tonight and Saturday. The current track has Dorian moving near or just to the east of Halifax Saturday night. Winds will increase throughout the day Saturday and will become severe by the evening. Wind gusts up to 150 km/h are now likely, especially along coastal areas.
Flooding is also possible along the Atlantic Coast due to storm surge and rough pounding surf Saturday evening. This could result in some damage to docks and breakwaters. Shoreline erosion and wave overwash is expected where winds blow onshore. Stay away from the shore - the combination of surge and large waves could result in dangerous rip currents and the risk of being pulled out to sea.
A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected over parts of the region within 24 hours. Hurricane conditions include (A) sustained winds near 120 km/h or more, and/or (B) significantly elevated water levels and dangerous surf along the coast. By nature, a hurricane also implies the threat of local flooding from heavy rainfall - consult your local area forecast for possible rainfall warnings.