Credit: National Hurricane Center

Dorian makes landfall in Nova Scotia

Dorian fast facts

  • The Bahamas are recovering after Dorian decimated the islands for 48 hours, killing at least 43 people.
  • Nearly 70,000 people are believed to be homeless in the Bahamas.
  • At least two people were killed in North Carolina.
  • The storm made landfall Saturday evening in Nova Scotia as a hurricane-force post-tropical cyclone.

Dorian weakened to a hurricane-force post-tropical cyclone on Saturday as it approached Canada, according to a 7 p.m. ET advisory from the National Hurricane Center. UPDATE: As of 8 p.m., Dorian is about 45 miles northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm continues to have max winds at 100 mph, moving northeast at 30 mph.

Boats were pulled from the water in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on Friday and ferries waved their fees to bring residents on nearby islands back to the mainland.

The monster storm was blamed for at least 43 deaths in the Bahamas. It’s a number that officials warn will surely grow as thousands of people remain missing. Nearly 70,000 people are believed to be homeless on the islands, the U.N. said Friday.

In the storm-ravaged Outer Banks of North Carolina, floodwaters have receded.

Dorian topples crane in Nova Scotia

A crane toppled and crashed into the side of a downtown apartment building under construction, according to The Associated Press. A roof was ripped off an apartment complex in the city’s south end.

Firefighter Jeff Paris said several apartment buildings were being evacuated due to damage incurred from Dorian.

MORE: Power outages hit Nova Scotia and more on CBS

Author: CBS News
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