Nor’easter Threats for Atlantic Canada
Two nor’easter storms are heading towards Canada and their effects could be felt as early as tonight.
Nor’easter storms so far have been creating great destruction on the coast of the United States. Now two more are going to move up the U.S. coast and then into Canada.
Environment Canada has issued multiple special weather statements for Atlantic Canada with some warnings.
Starting tonight, “Atlantic Canada will start to feel the effects of a triple nor’easter threat as the risk for heavy snow and damaging winds persist through the weekend,” The Weather Network reports.
The most recent nor’easter storm that has been greatly affecting Massachusetts and the Atlantic Coast of the United States is moving eastward away from the continent. As it leaves it will make room for two other systems to come up from the south along the U.S. Eastern coastline to Canada.
The systems are smaller than the last nor’easter but they will hit Canada’s Atlantic coast more directly than the last one, according to the Weather Network.
The first one will come on Thursday, March 8, across the Maritimes. The second one could come on Friday a little off the coast and affect Newfoundland. The systems will bring snow, rain, and wind into the region.
Marine warnings for the region have also been issued.
The large nor’easter that is moving offshore has already caused eight deaths in the United States, mainly due to falling trees and branches.
In Massachusetts, Governor Baker declared a State of Emergency on Saturday in order to “help protect the Commonwealth’s citizens and property from the impacts of the storm and expedite the use of Commonwealth resources throughout the recovery process.”
The National Guard was activated to assist with evacuations and they mobilized 53 vehicles to various cities, towns and strategic locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts, according to the government of Massachusetts.
The State of Emergency ended only yesterday.
In total, power has been knocked out for more than 2 million homes across the U.S. Atlantic coast. More than 1800 people have fled their homes due to floodwaters, and over 200 members of the National Guard were activated to help victims, according to The Guardian.
The Northeastern U.S. states are preparing for the upcoming storms, with more strong winds, coastal flooding, and heavy rains, and snowfall predicted, according to reports from Accuweather. “Multiple state of emergency declarations have been issued in the Northeast as the region prepares for another disruptive storm.”
Those who live in affected regions in Canada can monitor alerts on Environment Canada or subscribe to RSS feeds.