IN PHOTOS: Hurricane Dorian arrives in Atlantic Canada

WATCH ABOVE: Clean-up crews restoring Halifax after Hurricane Dorian rips through

Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas and went up the U.S. coast over the last week, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

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On its way to Canada’s east coast, Dorian has been classed by the National Hurricane Centre as a post-tropical cyclone, albeit still with hurricane-strength winds.

Knocking down trees, cutting power, and blowing over a large construction crane in downtown Halifax, Dorian slammed into Nova Scotia late Saturday afternoon.

Here are a few standout moments of what has happened so far.

 

A damaged vehicle in Salisbury, N.B., in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian.

A damaged vehicle in Salisbury, N.B., in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian.

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A crane lays against a construction site during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

A crane lays against a construction site during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

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A toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Hurricane Dorian brought wind, rain and heavy seas that knocked out power across the region, left damage to buildings and trees as well as disruption to transportation.

A toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Hurricane Dorian brought wind, rain and heavy seas that knocked out power across the region, left damage to buildings and trees as well as disruption to transportation.

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A toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project in Halifax on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Hurricane Dorian brought wind, rain and heavy seas that knocked out power across the region, left damage to buildings and trees as well as disruption to transportation. More than 400,000 people are without electricity across the Maritimes this morning as post-tropical storm Dorian left behind a tangled mess of splintered trees and downed power lines before moving on to western Newfoundland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

A toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project in Halifax on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Hurricane Dorian brought wind, rain and heavy seas that knocked out power across the region, left damage to buildings and trees as well as disruption to transportation. More than 400,000 people are without electricity across the Maritimes this morning as post-tropical storm Dorian left behind a tangled mess of splintered trees and downed power lines before moving on to western Newfoundland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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One of several historic trees in King's Square in Saint John, N.B., that were brought down by hurricane Dorian.

One of several historic trees in King's Square in Saint John, N.B., that were brought down by hurricane Dorian.

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A tree rests against a house during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

A tree rests against a house during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

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Tree branches block a street in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Tree branches block a street in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

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An unidentified man heads past part of an apartment roof that landed on several cars in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Residents were evacuated from the building.

An unidentified man heads past part of an apartment roof that landed on several cars in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Residents were evacuated from the building.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Three men sport weather gear in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Three men sport weather gear in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
An unidentified man heads past part of an apartment roof that landed on several cars in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Residents were evacuated from the building.

An unidentified man heads past part of an apartment roof that landed on several cars in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Residents were evacuated from the building.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Pleasure boats take a beating along the waterfront in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Pleasure boats take a beating along the waterfront in Halifax as hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

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East coast residents took to social media with reports of intense winds, trees toppling and even a crane that came crashing down in the middle of Halifax.


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A guard rail was damaged by powerful waves that drove rocks on shore in Cow Bay, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Hurricane Dorian brought wind, rain and heavy seas that knocked out power across the region and left damage to buildings and trees.

A guard rail was damaged by powerful waves that drove rocks on shore in Cow Bay, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Hurricane Dorian brought wind, rain and heavy seas that knocked out power across the region and left damage to buildings and trees.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
An unidentified man watches the impact of hurricane Dorian along the Halifax harbour in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

An unidentified man watches the impact of hurricane Dorian along the Halifax harbour in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

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A group of friends take in the impact of hurricane Dorian along the Halifax harbour in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

A group of friends take in the impact of hurricane Dorian along the Halifax harbour in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A tree lays along Robie Street in front of an apartment during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

A tree lays along Robie Street in front of an apartment during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

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Two RCMP officers speak with individuals at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

Two RCMP officers speak with individuals at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse during the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada September 7, 2019.

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A video posted by Twitter user @LizDayMd showed strong winds blowing and sparks flying at a street corner in Halifax.

Global News reporter Graeme Benjamin has put a call out on Twitter for audience photos and videos cataloging the impact of the storm.


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Global News reporter Callum Smith posted photos of downed power lines and of the keeled over construction crane.

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Global Halifax reporter Alexa MacLean showed the extent of the storm in several videos posted online.

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Global New Brunswick’s senior reporter Shelley Steeves took a look at how far some boats were pushed inland from the shoreline.


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Global Halifax reporter Jesse Thomas shared photos showing construction debris strewn across a street.

His photos showed a portion of a roof that had fallen to the street in Halifax.

Global Halifax anchor Sarah Ritchie snapped a few pics of the shoreline, where rocks, seaweed and debris swept ashore.

 

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