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Flooding rains soak the Maritimes


Flooding in Saint John, NB Wednesday
Flooding in Saint John, NB Wednesday

Staff writers

September 5, 2012 — More than 100 mm of rain fell in parts of the Maritimes on Wednesday.

Road washed out in Moncton, NB
Road washed out in Moncton, NB

After bringing record amounts of rain to southern Ontario on Tuesday, a low pressure system pushed into the Maritimes Wednesday. 

By the time all was said and done, some areas had been drenched with more than 100 mm of rain. 

"About 108 mm of rain fell in Saint John, New Brunswick," says Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "There were also significant amounts of rain in parts of Nova Scotia and PEI." 

Halifax recorded 57 mm, while 63 mm fell in Moncton. Charlottetown was also soaked with about 60 mm of rain. 

Localized flooding was reported in all three Maritime provinces, mainly on roads and in parking lots. There were, however, some reports of property flooding. 

The bulk of the system is now pushing out to sea. 

Forecasters are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Leslie's track as well. Some computer models show Leslie hitting Atlantic Canada early next week.

On September 4, 2010, the remnants of Hurricane Earl pushed through the Maritimes. Heavy rain, damaging winds and strong storm surge were all reported.

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