Powerful storm hits Queens, knocks out power and floods waterfront

Nick Moase
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A powerful storm hit Queens County on March 26, and most residents were still digging out the next day.

The Liverpool waterfront flooded around high tide on March 26. 

Nova Scotia Power reported as of Thursday morning there were still some homes without power in the Port Mouton and Summerville area.

Most businesses were shutdown on Wednesday, and schools closed on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Environment Canada reported 43 cm in Western Head, sustained winds of up to 49 km/h with gusts up to 80 km/h. The strong winds combined with heavy snow caused widespread whiteout conditions in blowing snow. 

Higher than normal water levels also meant the Liverpool waterfront was flooded around high tide.

Here are some of the totals for highest winds from Environment Canada.

Manned observation sites peak winds (km/h) Greenwood 102  Yarmouth 96  Sydney 85  Halifax Airport 100

 Unmanned observation sites Grand Etang 172 Brier Island 141 Baccaro Point 137 Beaver Island 133 Debert 102 Nappan 98 Caribou Point 95 North mountain 95 Port Hawkesbury 87 Upper Stewiacke 83 Shearwater 80 Western Head 80 Eskasoni 80 Kentville 74. 

Organizations: Environment Canada, Nova Scotia Power, Halifax Airport

Geographic location: Western Head, Port Mouton, Summerville Liverpool Sydney Grand Etang Brier Island Beaver Island Port Hawkesbury

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