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Trudeau, Goodale and Sajjan visit Halifax to survey Dorian recovery efforts

Trudeau, Goodale and Sajjan visit Halifax to survey Dorian recovery efforts

Nova Scotia Power reported early Monday morning that almost 200,000 of its customers were still waiting to be reconnected, while thousands more in the other Atlantic provinces faced a similar fate.

"There's some major, major tree damage".

The Bahamas, which got the full brunt of Dorian while it was a category 5 hurricane, is still reeling from the devastation left behind by Dorian.

In fact, any storm that develops near the East Coast will have to battle against recently-cooled water thanks to Dorian.

"I, for one, am grateful to the men and women in those trucks as they roll through our communities and begin to restore power, and they're doing it in an effective way that we are seeing such a reduction of people without power", McNeil said.

On Monday at 10:59 p.m.

16,500 in Prince Edward Island.

During a news conference Tuesday, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said the fix teams face a big challenge.

The networks of several cell providers have been down or intermittently working following Dorian.

Those crews are also getting some help from Canadian Armed Forces personnel who are helping clear roads so utility vehicles can get to job sites.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two federal cabinet ministers offered support Tuesday to people still coping with the impact of Dorian, the hurricane-strength post-tropical storm that slammed into the Maritimes on the weekend. However, more than 88,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were still without electricity Tuesday evening, and the company said it would be Thursday before everyone was reconnected.

Public schools in Nova Scotia are to remain closed today.

Computer models so far are projecting it to stay a tropical wave but the National Weather Service in Mobile has its eye on it already just in case.

The system, now near the Lesser Antilles, is expected to encounter upper-level winds diminishing its chances of organizing itself into a tropical depression.

In the United States, we are engaged in an immediate response by shipping CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets, School Kits, Hygiene Kits and Blankets to affected areas in North Carolina.