Nova Scotia still getting drenched while New Brunswick cleans up from downpour

HALIFAX — It’s another wet day in Nova Scotia as New Brunswickers continue cleaning up after a torrential downpour that caused widespread damage in that province.

Environment Canada says Shelburne to Halifax County could see up to an additional 35 millimetres of rain.

The weather office says Shearwater had received 86 millimetres of rain as of early today.

Yarmouth was reporting 62 millimetres while the Halifax airport reported 59.

More than 160 millimetres of rain fell in parts of New Brunswick this week, damaging bridges, highways and guardrails.

Police say a 51-year-old man died in Berwick after a retaining wall collapsed on him as he was connecting a sump pump at his home.

In the community of Hoyt, one resident says the damage is overwhelming.

Addison Sweet says it looks like a “war zone” with sections of road completely gone, culverts gone, and brooks running wide open.




The Canadian Press