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1943-9

Legend of sources

Storm #9 made landfall over New Brunswick and Quebec as a tropical storm with winds of 65 km/h (35 knots) on October 17th.

Storm #9 originated in the western Atlantic Ocean near the Barbados on October 11, 1943. The storm tracked west across the Lesser Antilles, strengthened to a hurricane, turned north, and entered the CHC Response Zone as a tropical storm on October 17th, moving into Canadian waters at a strength of 74 km/h (40 knots) before noon and making landfall in New Brunswick that afternoon as a marginal tropical storm. The storm dissipated at the Quebec border on October 18th. Maximum wind speeds for this storm were 176 km/h (95 knots) and 84 km/h (45 knots) within the CHCC Response Zone. This storm resulted in damage to utilities, crops, and several sections of railway.

Nova Scotia

October 18, 1943

  • 110 km/h (60 knots) winds in Nova Scotia (HH)
  • 60 m (200 ft) of a railway was washed out in Shelburne and some damage to the railway lines in Lockeport (HH)
  • $300,000 of damage to the apple crop in Annapolis Valley (HH)
  • Liverpool and Annapolis Valley were without power (HH)
  • Telephone service in Halifax was out (HH)
  • A barge broke away from the side of a ship in Halifax and went aground on Georges Island (HH)
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