By far the greatest devastation caused by the storm was in the Bahamas, where Dorian struck a week ago as a Category 5 hurricane with 185 miles per hour (295 kph) winds, and then hovered just offshore for more than a day and a half, obliterating thousands of homes.
Early Saturday, the center of the weakening Category 1 storm was around 145 miles (233 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and around 410 miles (660 kilometers) southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Trees, power lines and even a crane in downtown Halifax were knocked down by the powerful gusts, leaving half a million people without power and in many cases, without cellphone service. AT Sunday, there were more than 380,000 customers in Nova Scotia and 54,000 in New Brunswick without power. A hurricane warning is in effect parts of eastern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland and a hurricane watch is in effect for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands.
Hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces staff deployed Sunday continued to help crews clearing roads and removing downed trees Monday.
According to a Global Disaster Alert and Co-ordination System (GDACS) report, more than 60,000 people stand to be affected by Dorian as it continues on its path Northwest through the Gulf of St Lawrence, toward the Labrador Sea.
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She said that even with the help of utility crews from Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Florida and ME, it would likely be next week before the lights are back on in all areas of the province.
Tropical storm-force winds are ruffling southeastern MA as Hurricane Dorian continues to move north.
Beaufort Police Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Micheal Stepehens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, N.C. after Hurricane Dorian passed the North Carolina coast on September 6, 2019.
Anderson said most of the outages were caused by uprooted trees, fallen branches, powerful gusts and flooding.
Three evacuation shelters have been opened in Halifax by the Canadian Red Cross to house anyone in need.
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"The damage is widespread, so you might have one area where there are several hundred people that can be re-energized with one fix", he said. Picture taken with long exposure. The utility's website said some Cape Breton communities may not have power restored until late Thursday night.
On Prince Edward Island, Maritime Electric some customers may be without power until the end of the week.
Boat owners at the Shediac Bay Yacht Club in New Brunswick were assessing damage after strong winds and waves tossed boats around like toys. "We're kind of hunkered down, and we can see all of the trees that are waving around", said Danielle Horne, 32, who lives on the eighth floor of an apartment building in Halifax. Crews were removing boats and damaged sections of the wharf Monday.
A crane lays against a construction site during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.
In Nova Scotia, residents were being warned to be careful when using generators.
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