News release

Tropical Storm Kyle

Tropical Storm Kyle has passed Nova Scotia with minimal damage.

Kyle made landfall north of Yarmouth at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, as a marginal category one hurricane. The storm weakened rapidly into a tropical storm before moving into the Bay of Fundy. Kyle is now a post-tropical storm and is moving north of Prince Edward Island.

Shelburne County was the most affected area, with power outages and downed trees resulting in blocked roads. Crews anticipate roads will be cleared by noon. As the result of high winds, a building that was under construction in Shelburne was damaged. A boat was reported to have taken on water, but firefighters were able to pump the water out and prevent it from sinking.

"The safety of Nova Scotians is always our main priority. People were very well prepared for this storm," said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Emergency Management. "They listened to warnings and took the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their property safe."

Power outages were reported in several areas around the province. Nova Scotia Power crews were working around the clock to restore power to affected areas.

The Emergency Management Office will continue to monitor the situation with the collaboration of municipal emergency management co-ordinators.

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Tropical Storm Kyle has passed Nova Scotia with minimal damage.

Kyle made landfall to the north of Yarmouth at about 9 P-M on Sunday (September 28th) as a marginal category one hurricane.

Shelburne County was the most affected area with power outages and downed trees resulting in blocked roads.

Power outages were reported in several areas around the province. Nova Scotia Power crews were working around the clock to restore power to affected areas.

Emergency Management Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson says Nova Scotians were very well prepared for the storm and took the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their property safe.

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Media Contact:

Jodi Sibley
Emergency Management Office 902-424-1906 Cell: 902-223-3857 E-mail: