East coast getting a blast of Leslie

Tropical storm Leslie is barreling toward Newfoundland and could pick up steam and regain hurricane status before it’s expected to make landfall tomorrow morning. Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff across Newfoundland are preparing, as have many residents of Atlantic Canada.

These models shared by meteorologist Ryan Snoddon on Twitter (@ryansnoddon) show the regions that are likely to be impacted by Leslie.

Models Leslie

Meanwhile, residents of Truro, Nova Scotia have been dealing with significant flooding as a result of heavy rain. These are some images shared on Twitter earlier today.

Flooded roads around Truro

Photo by Weather Network

We also spotted this image of someone canoeing by Highway 311. 

Canoeing by Highway 311

Photo by Sheila Hicks-Selig

Emergency crews have been busy all day in Truro.

Emergency crews busy in Truro

Photo by CTV

Red Cross volunteers set up reception centres in Truro and Bible Hill for residents who have been affected or evacuated due to flooding. There have been road and school closures in the area.

Here’s the most recent statement from Environment Canada on tropical storm Leslie. If you haven’t prepared yet, it’s not too late to bring in your patio furniture, stock up on supplies and prepare for strong winds and heavy rain. We have more tips on staying safe during a hurricane on http://www.redcross.ca/.

One Response

  1. […] an update on the flooding in Nova Scotia we mentioned in this blog post yesterday. Red Cross volunteers in the Truro area set up two reception centres and an overnight […]

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