Irene Warnings Issued for Canadian Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
The storm is expected to reach Canada tonight, bringing high winds, heavy rain and possibly storm surges to the maritime provinces, the agency said on its website. Quebec’s eastern townships about 200 kilometers from Montreal and the St. Lawrence River Valley may get winds as high as 120 kilometers (75 miles) an hour.
Irene was 10 miles west of Danbury, Connecticut, with winds of 60 miles per hour and moving north-northeast at 26 miles an hour as of 11 a.m., the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm has killed 11 people and knocked out power to more than 4 million in 12 states.
Irene was a shadow of the storm that roared across the Caribbean with winds of up to 120 miles (194 kilometers) an hour and crashed into North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane. It dropped to tropical storm status before reaching New York City at about 9 a.m. today.
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