Canada Flooding, outages as rains drench East Coast

00:31  14 january  2018
00:31  14 january  2018 Source:

Hydro-Québec works to restore power to customers in Montreal, Laval

  Hydro-Québec works to restore power to customers in Montreal, Laval Hydro-Québec works to restore power to customers in Montreal, LavalAt least 825 Hydro-Québec customers in Laval and another 175 in Montreal are without power, according to the utility.

Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding , outages and homes evacuated.

Flood waters had receded in most areas, but Friday's storm had taken huge chunks out of the coastline in Massachusetts and other states. Power outages on the East Coast dipped by about 500,000 from a peak of 2 million earlier Saturday, but officials said lingering wind gusts were slowing

a close up of a street© Provided by HALIFAX - Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, swamping some areas with extensive flooding and causing a Newfoundland town to declare a state of emergency.

Environment Canada said a low-pressure system slowly tracked across the East Coast on Saturday, drenching the region in heavy rains.

In southern New Brunswick, total rainfall amounts had exceeded 50 millimetres in some areas by Saturday afternoon, with isolated reports of more than 100 millimetres, according to the weather agency.

Forecasters said southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland's south coast could be hit with up to 50 millimetres of rain.

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Entire tri-state area was dealing with drenching rain Sunday -- brought on by a cold front and tropical moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe. #BREAKING: Bergen County, NJ Already Seeing Some Flash Flooding In The Poor Drainage Areas, The Worst Of The Wind And Rain Still To

Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding , outages and homes evacuated. View Site.

The weather agency said the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in some areas, could lead to substantial snowmelt and runoff.

More than 20,000 Maritimers were without power on Saturday morning. By around 5:30 p.m., Nova Scotia Power said electricity around 1,500 customers had been affected by outages, and New Brunswick's power utility said around 6,700 people were blacked out.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball tweeted photos from a constituent of crews tending to a washed-out stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, two gaping holes flanking one of the lanes on either side as muddy water rushed underneath.

"Thank you to all of the contractors and crew for the incredible hard work today," said Ball.

Stay off the roads if you can, SQ warns as extreme cold and blowing snow return to Montreal

  Stay off the roads if you can, SQ warns as extreme cold and blowing snow return to Montreal After a nearly two-day reprieve, Montreal is again enveloped in an extreme cold warning, courtesy of Environment Canada. The city had been under an extreme cold warning from Dec. 27 until Jan. 3 — one of the longest cold snaps recorded here. During part of the reprieve, a smog warning had hung over its residents.In addition to the deep freeze — minus-20 Celsius (but 15 degrees below that with the wind chill) — blowing snow pummelled Montrealers like little ice bullets.

Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard.

A storm front is forecast to move east of Hawaii Island today, but soggy conditions are likely to persist in windward areas, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. “Any sort of extra rain on saturated areas can still produce minor flooding .”

The province's Transportation and Works Department tweeted that several routes had been closed due to severe flooding, plugged ditches, lost guardrails and asphalt and an "underground hole area."

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro tweeted that some communities on the Northern Peninsula were without power because of an outage caused by a landslide near Woody Point, which they estimated would be restored by Saturday evening. The utility said that restoration efforts had been delayed due to high winds and road closures.

The mayor of Corner Brook, N.L., declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon due to heavy rainfall and snow melting, infrastructure damage and an "overwhelmed" municipal drainage system.

"We are dealing with a very severe rainfall event," Jim Parsons said in a statement. "All available personnel are working to try and mitigate further damage. For the time being, we ask residents to stay off the streets in affected areas, if possible."

Major power outage hits Toronto’s east end

  Major power outage hits Toronto’s east end Major power outage hits Toronto’s east endThe outage began around 6 a.m., impacting a large area with rough boundaries from Eglinton Ave. E. to Lakeshore Blvd., and between Yonge St. and Victoria Park Ave.

March will roar in like a lion in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Friday and Saturday as a potent storm delivers a ferocious mix of howling winds, drenching rain , heavy snow and powerful waves. Power outages , coastal flooding

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Social media users have posted photos of a shed and truck partially submerged in murky water in Benoit's Cove, N.L.

Resident Vaughn Keeping said a mudslide had blocked access to the only road in town, and excavators and bulldozers had to be brought in to clear the way.

Greg MacCallum of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization said the rains have caused localized flooding and have damaged roads as well as the roofing of some houses.

Several rivers are at risk of overflowing and are being monitored, MacCallum said, adding that people should be on alert for signs of ice jams.

Town officials in Sussex, N.B., advised residents on a few streets to evacuate their homes due to the risk of flooding, but MacCallum said that by Saturday afternoon it appeared the river had crested and people would likely be able to return to their homes soon.

He said Hoyt, N.B., had seen significant flooding, and boats would be made available to the local fire department in the event people weren't able to evacuate.

He said an "extensive" list of roads had been closed in the southern part of the province, and warned drivers to avoid any road covered in water, because there could be sinkholes and washouts.

Atlantic Canada recovers from deluge

  Atlantic Canada recovers from deluge Atlantic Canada recovers from delugeMuch of the East Coast was doused in heavy rains on Saturday amid unseasonably warm temperatures that melted a significant amount of snow in many parts of the region.

An unstoppable conveyor belt of rain drenched the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Monday, adding to record-breaking precipitation that triggered flood watches and a local state of emergency at the start of the workweek. On the East Coast , rain that pummeled the area on Sunday continued into Monday.

The high winds, combined with heavy, wet snow in the interior Northeast (discussed in the " rain /snow" section below), will likely down trees and trigger widespread power outages in the East . Coastal Flooding /Beach Erosion/High Surf These long-lived winds blowing over a long stretch of the ocean

"We want to make sure people don't take any unnecessary trips," MacCallum told reporters. "If you must be on the road, be sure to check for road conditions and obey all road signs."

NB Power spokesperson Marc Belliveau told reporters forceful gusts have been the primary cause of the outages, with trees knocking out power lines in some areas.

Dozens of crews are working to get customers back on the grid, said Belliveau, and while the situation is "fluid," it seems manageable enough that he estimates most customers could have their power back by the end of the day.

Environment Canada said plummeting temperatures could cause pooling water to ice over as flash freezes take hold in some areas later in the day.

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