Environment Canada says it’s going to be the start of a very wet and windy week storm weather swept over much of the Maritimes and into Newfoundland and Labrador.
The federal agency said it expects the severe weather system to begin rolling over the area early today, with the worst conditions expected overnight and into Tuesday.
Special weather warnings and declarations have now been issued for all three Maritime Provinces with parts of Nova Scotia expected to see up to 150 mm of rain and winds of up to 100 km/h along the coast.
An additional freezing rain warning is in effect for parts of New Brunswick, meaning driving could become hazardous.
Emergency officials warn of possible flooding and local power outages, and are urging residents to fill up their cars with gas, charge cell phones and stock up on food and other essential supplies without they may need to weather the storm.
Very heavy rain is expected to push into southwestern Newfoundland Tuesday morning and last through Wednesday night. Once again, Environment Canada warns that there is a potential for localized flooding and road washout, particularly near swept creeks and streams.
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