Last night was fairly tame. Aside from some heavy rain and mid-speed winds it went off without a hitch. This morning around 7am we started a tour of the damage. There really wasn't much to speak of. A few garbage bins blown around, etc. At 8am we made our way out to Rice Point, PEI on the southern shore. This just happened to be when the hardest winds started to hit PEI. I took this video while barely able to stand up.
Since 8am in Charlottetown the wind has really picked up. There are trees down (photos in a few minutes) and police are kindly asking people to stay off the roads. The wind will continue to gust upwards of 100-120km/h then will die down. We'll see what things look like after the blow is over.
This list is just what I've heard on on the radio or experienced first hand:
- At 8am all power in the Cornwall area seemed to be off. All traffic lights from Cornwall to the Maypoint plaza intersection were out.
- East of Charlottetown (Scotfort, etc) has been without power for a while
Charlottetown's and Sherwood's power has been rock solid. No issues to speak of yet. Leave a comment if you know of power outages on PEI or are miraculously on the Internet without power.