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Hurricane preparations underway in Atlantic Canada as Dorian set to move into region on Saturday

Hurricane Dorian was on a northeast track off the U.S. east coast Friday as people in Atlantic Canada braced for the massive storm's arrival. The Category 1 storm was moving at around 22 kilometres per hour and was expected to reach Nova Scotia on Saturday afternoon. Large waves were expected for the Atlantic coasts of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and for eastern portions of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while a storm surge, combined with large waves and pounding surf, could cause flooding in parts of Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Newfoundland, and the Magdalen Islands. Bob Robichaud, a meterologist at Environment Canada, said during a briefing that the storm had the potential to cause many downed trees and power outages around the province, though it will be less severe than Hurricane Juan in 2003.

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