Earl hits Nova Scotia

The tropical storm makes landfall on the Canadian province, near Maine

Published September 4, 2010 4:13PM (EDT)

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Earl has made landfall near Western Head, Nova Scotia.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm came ashore around 10 a.m. EDT, and its maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (112 kph).

A hurricane watch was in effect for Nova Scotia from Port Lhebert to Point Tupper. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Nova Scotia's coast, Prince Edward Island and parts of New Brunswick.

The storm that was once a hurricane brushed past the eastern U.S. over the past few days with less intensity than had been feared.

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