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Parts of Nova Scotia surpass September rainfall average


Flooding in Truro earlier this month
Flooding in Truro earlier this month

Staff writers

September 25, 2012 — It's been a soggy month across parts Nova Scotia with some places seeing well above normal rainfall totals.

Above average rainfall this September
Above average rainfall this September

Umbrellas and rubber boots have been a necessity for residents in parts of Nova Scotia this month. 

On average, Halifax normally sees around 100 mm of rain in September. This year however, the city has already picked up close to 350 mm so far. 

The latest bout of rain came from a low pressure system that stalled over the Maritimes for several days last week.

Before that, heavy rain from Tropical Storm Leslie brought between 50-100 mm of rain across the province. 

Water levels in the North and Salmon Rivers began rising near Truro, flooding towns and communities in the area. Work is currently underway to repair the flood-damaged berm that was severely breached during the storms.

For a closer look at the conditions you can expect this fall, be sure to check to the 2012 Fall Outlook.

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