Dam threatened A region urgently evacuated

Dam threatened: A region urgently evacuated

The Weather Network editorial team


Published on July 22, 2023 at 2:22 p.m.

Water is at risk of overflowing from a dam near the town of Windsor, about 60 kilometers northwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

At 3:41 a.m. local time, an evacuation notice was issued for residents near the St. Croix River. Smiley Provincial Park, not far from the dam, was also affected by this measure.

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Much of Nova Scotia is endangered. Source: Screenshot, Google Maps

Affected citizens were transferred to nearby aid centers.

It must be said that the province was hit hard by the torrential rains. Up to 150 millimeters of rain fell in places, and it’s not over yet: between 40 and 100 millimeters could fall in the next few hours. 251 millimeters was also reported for the West Bedford region, but this amount has not been confirmed by Environment Canada.

Roads are impassable and homes have been badly damaged. Thousands of people across the country are still affected by power outages.

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