Update 2023-09-17 (2): According to the sources from Sunday (17 September), the post-tropical storm Lee is transitioning away from the Maritimes and heading towards the Gulf of St. Lawrence, leaving tens of thousands of hydro customers without power. Lee is expected to depart from western Prince Edward Island early this morning, traverse the Gulf of St. Lawrence, passing just west of the Magdalen Islands and will reach northern Newfoundland. The areas of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick will continue to experience rain, strong winds, and high waves along the Atlantic coast. Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for specific areas, with heavy rainfall persisting in New Brunswick, Gaspesie, and Anticosti Island, and wind gusts of up to 90 kph reported in eastern Nova Scotia. Power outages are widespread, with a significant number of customers affected in the affected regions.
Update 2023-09-17 (1): Hurricane Lee landed in western Nova Scotia on Saturday (16 September), causing significant damage. Due to fallen trees and downed power lines, a wide range of power outages was reported in Nova Scotia and neighbouring New Brunswick. High winds impacted western regions, including downtown Halifax, leading to the airport’s closure. Authorities in Halifax cautioned against waterfront sightseeing and urged residents to remain indoors.