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Canada Soldiers Helping to Remove Fallen Trees After Dorian

Damage from to the Eastern coast of Canada Damage from to the Eastern coast of Canada |  Photo: CBC via ABC

Created: September 09, 2019 04:15 PM

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) - Canadian soldiers armed with chain saws have fanned out across Halifax and the surrounding communities to help clean up the tangled mess of fallen trees and power lines left behind by post-tropical cyclone Dorian.
    
Their high-profile deployment is part of a wider effort to deal with power outages that have left much of Atlantic Canada in the dark for two days.
    
Utility companies in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have been working to restore power to half a million customers.
    
Almost 200,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity in Nova Scotia Monday afternoon after a peak of about 400,000 were out Saturday.
    
No deaths were reported.
    
About 300 soldiers from New Brunswick were brought in to help with the cleanup and another 400 were on standby.
 

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