Saturday, September 04, 2010


Earl nailed us with apocalyptic rain in the early afternoon hours but the skies seem to be clearing now.

He was mostly a washout everywhere (although CBC is now reporting as breaking that one person drowned in Nova Scotia... let's hope he wasn't some fool who went to the beach to watch the waves... police have been chasing them off the beaches all day).

(Update: Turns out he was a guy trying, with a friend, to retrieve a boat that had broken loose of its moorings in Blind Bay, near Halifax. He was wearing a life jacket... but he didn't make it. I can't help but almost think it should've been one of those fools on the rocks at Peggy's Cove rather than him.)

However, over 200,000 people are without power in Nova Scotia right now according to one source and another 1200 in this province according to NB Power. Even when they're washouts, they're a royal pain.

And I believe there are two more on Earl's tail. Hurricane season is jolly fun for everyone.




Blogger Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

Sheesh, i wouldn't call a direct hit from a storm that powerful a washout, tho it was one down here. We need rain badly and barely even got a cloudy day out of it.

Anyone who hasn't clicked your article link should do it, for the dramatic photos it has. I'm afraid i agree about the lamebrains who go out for a thrill and make it home safely while a guy in a life jacket securing his boat is lost. I guess these storms perform some kind of ecological function but sometimes i cease to care. They just suk, period.

10:38 p.m.  

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