Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene slams Quebec

Heavy rain and strong winds from Irene have been blasting Montreal especially the region along the St Lawrence River today. Winds of up to 90km/h have left nearly 200,000 in the dark across the province. I am blogging in the dark as well on my iPhone. Rainfall of 40 to 90mm has caused flooding in Quebec and Vermont. Clinton County NY is under a state of emergency. Tropical storm Irene is near the Quebec, New Hampshire border at this hour with 50mph winds. Warnings remain in effect. The Montreal Fire Department has responded to hundreds of calls for downed trees and power lines across the city. Strong winds have also been affecting Quebec City and Atlantic Canada.

- A Valley Weather post using BlogPress from my iPhone

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