Man drowns trying to secure boat in storm - Soundings Online

Man drowns trying to secure boat in storm

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A Halifax, Nova Scotia-area man drowned Saturday trying to secure a boat shortly after Hurricane Earl roared into the Canadian Maritimes.

The weather system, which was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved inland over Nova Scotia, cut a wide swath of destruction. It toppled trees and felled power lines across the province, cutting electricity to as many as 200,000 households.

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