The storm churned up 65-foot waves which pounded the coast near the port city that is home to Canada’s Atlantic fleet.
As it moved north from the US after devastating the Bahamas, the storm was now being called a “very intense post-tropical cyclone,” but the Canadian Hurricane Centre warned that it was still packing winds equivalent to those of a Category 2 hurricane.
Storm surges were causing widespread flooding. And many households were without electricity after winds knocked down power lines. The military was mobilized to deliver aid and help with evacuations, while roads and bridges in the region were closed.