September 4th, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Earl makes landfall in Canada

[Update 11:30 a.m. ET] Tropical Storm Earl made landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday morning and severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the Canadian province, the National Hurricane Center said.

[Original post] Tropical Storm Earl is leaving its final marks on the U.S. East Coast as it continues barreling up the Atlantic Ocean toward Canada.

As of 5 a.m. Saturday, Earl was about 160 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and about 145 miles southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to the National Hurricane Center.

One official in Massachusetts said authorities are "fairly confident we'll be getting things back to normal soon."
"We had a very quiet night," said Scott MacLeod, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. "We had a few road closures and minor power outages. Earlier, we had 1,800 customers statewide who lost power. Now it's down to 700. We fully expect everyone's power to be restored soon."

Earl was headed northeast at about 30 mph, packing winds of 70 mph. Parts of Nantucket, Massachusetts, have already received 3 to 6 inches of rain.

Large swells from Earl will continue to affect the East Coast from New Jersey northward on Saturday, the weather agency said.

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  1. TexVet

    Gawd, I've heard of "spare tire" but this guy is unreal!

    September 4, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. getink

    there really is no other natural disaster that equals the psychological effect that a hurricane has. In its infancy it is given a it grows we watch it with curiosity..when we track its path, we wonder at its potential destruction...we prepare and fear its worst...fully grown it is sinister, yet we anticipate its arrival with excitment...then when it misses our homes...sometimes we feel a loss...or letdown....yes we are glad for no loss of life or material destruction...but there is that feeling we were not among its chosen visitation a cancelled visit from a relative or friend.

    September 4, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    What a catch 22. The canadians also known as snowbirds as well as usa citizens leave florida every year in the summer and go back to their home to avoid the heat and the hurricanes. So far, florida has not had a hurricane but canada does. How ironic.

    September 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HELP

    Hey guys, will you visit SaveStan.ORG a friend of mine with 4 young children is fighting for his life..........Thanks

    September 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      Heartbreaking!!! I'm on unemployment and can barely afford to eat... I've posted to FB hopeful to help. All my best

      September 8, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |