It’s time for cleaning in the Atlantic and the Magdalen Islands after Dorian

It’s time for cleanup in the Atlantic provinces and eastern Quebec, now that Dorian has left Canada. Gusts and torrential rains in the post-tropical storm left significant scars in many parts of the country.
The’re hydroelectric utilities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are working to reconnect the thousands of customers left in the dark to electricity networks, a huge task especially in Nova Scotia where more than 200,000 homes were still without power Monday morning.

Many trees fell on electricity poles during the Dorian crossing and the large amount of debris on the streets made it difficult for the teams to work.

Nova Scotia Power’s big boss, Karen Hutt, said that it will probably be a week before electricity returns to all parts of the province. She added that her teams are receiving help from workers in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Florida and Maine.

Canadian Armed Forces soldiers also help clear the roads so that commercial vehicles can get to workplaces.

Many schools in Nova Scotia are closed Monday and emergency officials urged residents of hard-hit areas to stay at home.

In New Brunswick, more than 15,500 NB Power customers were still without electricity Monday morning, while the situation was quietly receding in the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands.

The storm did not cause any casualties.

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