2,500 without power in Cumberland County

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AMHERST --- About 2,500 Cumberland County homes are without power this morning after post-tropical storm Noel pounded the region with wind and rain overnight.

2,500 without power in Cumberland County

AMHERST --- About 2,500 Cumberland County homes are without power this morning after post-tropical storm Noel pounded the region with wind and rain overnight.

The storm began late in the afternoon Saturday, worsening overnight and is expected to be clear of the province by this afternoon.

Both Amherst police and fire officials are reporting no serious incidents overnight related to the weather.

Nova Scotia Power officials confirmed at about 10:30 a.m. the 2,500 homes without power stretch across the county.

The homes without power are in the Amherst and Parrsboro areas, a NSP spokeswoman said.

Environment Canada has ended its rainfall warning but a wind warning remains in effect. Dangerous winds are still expected this morning with gusts exceeding 100 km/h.

Post-tropical storm Noel will be over southeastern New Brunswick early this morning. It will move rapidly northeastward to be near Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by this afternoon.

The main threat this morning is damaging winds and pounding ocean waves.

Temperatures are expected to fall to 2C overnight tonight.









Organizations: Nova Scotia Power, Environment Canada

Geographic location: Cumberland County, AMHERST, Parrsboro New Brunswick Anticosti Island

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