As Dorian heads up the east coast, taking aim at the Maritime provinces measures are being taken to reduce the impact. The hurricane is supposed to hit Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon, taking about 12 hours to traverse the province.
A support team of up to a thousand people is being assembled by Nova Scotia Power. Skills required are power line techs, forestry crews, and damage assessors. The crews are being assembles from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.
Nova Scotians should expect to lose power as forecasts call for wind gust up to 100 k per hour.
Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton in New Brunswick may not get the big winds, but can expect rain from 50mm-100mm. PEI can expect gusting wind as high as 120kph…and 100mm of rain.
Travel advisories will be in effect this weekend, so if you are flying check with your people.