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We did not get it too bad, just a bit of wind and rain. JMF on the other hand is probably not at work today because they have declared a state of emergency for most of NS.
In Halifax, they had people lining up on the Wharf to watch the waves come in, guess that maritime tradion did not sink in - you run and hide from big storms. Some waves where in excess of 9 metres. Cleaning the raw sewage and garbage from the streets downtown will be gross.
I am at work, my area got some wind and rain last night but not like Halifax. I have spoken to a couple of people in Halifax and I think it will be a while before things are cleaned-up. One person lost all of the big trees in their backyard. My parents lost a huge tree but luckily no damage to the house, I will probably go help them clean up.
I took the day off work yesterday to help my parents clean up a bit in Halifax. The city will look entirely diiferent after all of this. Halifax was always known for its treed streets and many of those trees are now down. Many areas of the city still do not have power, if fact my parents haven't even seen a power truck, for them the good news is that the connection to the house was not ripped out, many of their neighbours will have to get an electrician in before they can get power back.
Point Pleasant park, (website ) a huge wooded park on the peninsula was devasted, I will see if I can find any pictures of it.
Here is a before picture:
A friend sent me this link this morning, some great pics of some streets in the city.
Wow.. that's a lot of lumber wood now... though in natural conditions with our Valdivian rainforest... trees degrade in about 5 years...and fern appears within the year. I hope the park gets restored... naturally or artificially (human intervened)