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Hurricane Dorian makes landfall near Halifax

Photo: Port of Halifax

The storm churned up 20 meter waves which pounded the coast near the port city that is home to Canada’s Atlantic fleet.

Dorian made landfall in Canada on Saturday night south of Halifax with ferocious 155 kph winds and torrential rains, meteorologists said, toppling trees and whipping up debris.

The storm churned up 20 meter waves which pounded the coast near the port city that is home to Canada’s Atlantic fleet.

As it moved north from the U.S. after devastating the Bahamas, the storm was now being called a “very intense post-tropical cyclone,” but the Canadian Hurricane Centre warned that it was still packing winds equivalent to those of a Category 2 hurricane.

“We’re talking about a very dangerous storm,” Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Centre told a briefing.

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Source: The Hindu

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