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Hurricane Arthur Heads North: High Winds and Rain for Nova Scotia

July 6, 2014

As North Carolina and Virginia assess the damage from Hurricane Arthur, the Canadian island of Nova Scotia saw high winds and heavy rainfall on Saturday. Though the storm weakened as it moved up the East Coast, wind gusts topping 72 mph were reported in Halifax.

The Canadian Hurricane Center upgraded tropical storm watches in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and much of New Brunswick to warnings, CTV News reports.

"We want people to pay attention," Chris Fogarty, the manager of the Halifax-based center, told CTV News. "There are going to be some impacts from this [storm]."

The Novia Scotia Emergency Management Office advised residents to prepare for strong winds, heavy rains and storm and power surges. Winds in excess of 55 miles per hour are expected. Parts of New Brunswick could get more than five inches of rain, falling at fast rates.

"There could be up to 20 millimetre [.7 inches] per hour rainfall rates, which is an issue," Fogarty told CTV News. "We can't expect storm drains to keep up with that rate."

On Friday evening, over 135,000 people were without power, according to the Nova Scotia, Canada Power Outage Center.

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The eye of the storm reached southwestern Nova Scotia at about 9 a.m. Saturday, CBC News reported. This means New Brunswick could see the heaviest rains, while Nova Scotia could see the highest winds.

The storm may disrupt flights for some travelers. Some U.S. flights into Halifax Stanfield International Airports have already been delayed. Air Canada has waived fees for those who need to change their flights, CBC News reported, and other airlines plan to follow suit.

Some weekend events have been canceled or postponed due to the looming weather, including Nova Scotia’s annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival. The organizers of the event said in a statement that winds and heavy rains would make it “impossible…to guarantee public safety.”

Web.com Tour officials to postpone the third round of the Nova Scotia Open.

The tour will try to complete 36 holes Sunday.

The obstacle race Mud Hero has been postponed from Saturday to Sunday, according to CBC News.

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