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It’s been 20 years since Hurricane Juan

By Caitlin Snow Sep 28, 2023 | 10:09 AM

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It was a Category 2 and was the strongest, deadliest storm to hit Atlantic Canada in decades.

Hurricane Juan arrived in our region just after midnight September 29, 2003 with winds gusts of 140 km/h and sustained winds of 157 km/h.

Many were taken by surprise.

Eight people were killed, while hundreds of thousands were left in the dark, some for nearly two weeks.

There was roughly $300 million worth of damage.

Since, it’s wrath, our region has seen a handful of hurricanes including Igor in 2010, Arthur in 2014, Dorian in 2019, Fiona 2022 and Lee just two weeks ago.

Juan made landfall around Prospect, Nova Scotia around 12:10am. It would then continue to track toward P.E.I.