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2003: Hurricane Juan, a devastating storm


Staff writers
September 28, 2012 — One September 29, 2003 Hurricane Juan made landfall as a Category 2 storm.


Satellite image of Juan (courtsey: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC)
Satellite image of Juan (courtsey: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC)

Juan made landfall between Shad Bay and Prospect in the Halifax Regional Municipality, with peak sustained winds of 152km/h.

The storm crossed the province in less than three hours, damaging property, causing flooding and knocking out power before exiting in the Northumberland Strait and entering Prince Edward Island as a Category 1 storm.

Juan was one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit Canada, causing $200 million in damages and taking 8 lives.

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