Today: Friday, 29 September 2023 year

More than 130 thousand people were left without electricity due to the hurricane in Canada.

More than 130 thousand people were left without electricity due to the hurricane in Canada.

More than 130 thousand people remain without electricity on Sunday in the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in eastern Canada due to Hurricane Lee hitting the country, according to data on power outages in Canada.


Earlier, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Lee hit the province of Nova Scotia on Saturday. Meteorologists are warning of strong winds, rain and coastal flooding.

According to the portal, about 119.6 thousand consumers remain without power supply in Nova Scotia, and more than 12.6 thousand in New Brunswick.

US President Joe Biden on Saturday formally declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts for the period from September 15 to 17 and guaranteed federal assistance in connection with Hurricane Lee.


A tropical storm is named when its accompanying wind speed reaches 62 kilometers per hour. For a hurricane to be classified as Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which assesses potential damage from a storm, its wind speed must exceed 120 kilometers per hour. If the wind speed exceeds 150 kilometers per hour, the hurricane category will be upgraded to second, at 180 – to third, at 210 – to fourth. The fifth, most dangerous, category is assigned to hurricanes with wind speeds of more than 250 kilometers per hour.