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Nova Scotia’s Victoria County under state of emergency amid flooding, road washouts

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WATCH ABOVE: A state of emergency has been declared in Inverness and Victoria counties in Nova Scotia as heavy rains are causing substantial flooding. Atlantic Canada is in the midst of a three-day storm, which is bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The large, lumbering storm has stalled over the region. In Antigonish County, the forecast said 120 millimetres (mm) of rain could fall, and possibly 150 mm in “isolated areas of heaviest rain.” – Nov 24, 2021

The Municipality of Victoria County in Cape Breton was under a state of emergency Tuesday night, after heavy rain led to flooding and road washouts.

The municipality posted on its Facebook page just after 9 p.m. that residents were “required to shelter in place until further notice.”

“Provincial Department of Public Works is currently assessing roads and bridges for safety. Crews are working hard, so please stay home, and let them do their job,” the post read.

Read more: Residents forced to evacuate Antigonish, N.S. trailer park by boat amid flooding

 

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Heavy rains flood parts of Maritime provinces, sets all-time high at Ingonish Beach, N.S – Nov 24, 2021

The state of emergency was lifted at noon on Wednesday.

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Atlantic Canada is in the midst of a three-day storm, that is bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The large, lumbering storm has stalled over the region.

A rainfall warning was in effect for Victoria County, where 100 to 140 mm of rain was expected. Environment Canada said rainfall could exceed 200 mm “in areas of heaviest rain in parts of Cape Breton.”

The rain is forecasted to continue until Wednesday.

According to the province’s road conditions report page, there were reports of various road washouts and flooding in the region.

The Cabot Trail in Ingonish Harbour was one of several roadways that was closed until further notice

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