The east coast prepares for the autumn storm with strong winds and torrential rains of up to 150 mm | The Canadian News

The east coast is bracing for a fall storm that is expected to unleash torrential rains and strong winds in the region starting Monday.

Environment Canada says the storm could flood parts of the Maritimes, with up to 150mm of rain expected over eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

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Potential heavy rain as the storm could hit NS, NB next week

The federal forecaster’s special weather statement, issued for much of Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick, comes just a week after record rains caused widespread flooding in southern British Columbia.

The situation has prompted the Nova Scotia Office of Emergency Management to warn residents of potential flooding, storm surge and power outages.

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The office, a division of the province’s Department of Municipal Affairs, is advising residents to have enough food and water on hand for 72 hours, charged cell phones and charged vehicles.

The storm is expected to hit Las Marítimas beginning Monday, with the possibility of flash flooding and water build-up on roads creating adverse driving conditions.

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