HALIFAX — Arthur has now been downgraded from a hurricane to a post tropical storm as southwestern Nova Scotia begins to feel its effects this morning.
Stephen Hatt, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, says wind gusts of 90 to 100 kilometres per hour have already been reported in the Yarmouth area.
Hatt says a tropical storm warning is in effect for all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as eastern and southern New Brunswick, which are expecting 100- to- 150 millimetres of rain — enough to cause localized flooding.
NEW ORLEANS — Residents of a vulnerable Louisiana island town were ordered to leave Friday as Tropical Storm Karen tracked toward the northern Gulf coast, weakening but poised to be the first named storm to hit the U.S. in what has so far been a quiet hurricane season.
Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle ordered the evacuation of his barrier island community, where the only way out is a single flood-prone highway.