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Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Canada

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WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Dorian has made landfall in Canada, the Canadian Hurricane Center reports.

"The center of Post-Tropical cyclone Dorian made landfall just southwest of Halifax earlier this evening," the Center says in a statement.

"Dorian will continue to track across the Maritimes with destructive winds and heavy rainfall this evening," the statement continued.

The storm was 48 kilometers (29 miles) north-northeast of Halifax at 9 p.m. Saturday (0000 GMT Sunday) with maximum sustained winds of 148 kilometers (91 miles) per hour.

It was moving to the northeast at 47 kilometers (29 miles) per hour.

 

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