Monday, July 25, 2016

Halifax thunderstorm knocks out power, lights up social media


Power outages numbered in the tens of thousands in the province

By Lisa Blackburn, CBC News Posted: Jul 24, 2016 1:07 PM AT Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 6:45 PM AT
Residents in Halifax took to social media Saturday night to share their photos and videos after a powerful thunderstorm rolled through the area.

As spectacular as it may have been to look at, at one point it caused a number of power outages.

Over 20,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were in the dark at one point. By Sunday afternoon, most outages had been restored.

But for most folks, it was a great opportunity to watch a Mother Nature sound and light show, as thunder rumbled and lightning crackled through the skies.
Nova Scotia Power said breakers and transformers were fried from lightning strikes. (Nova Scotia Power).
Lightning strikes did their fair share of damage. This was the reason for a power outage in the Shubenacadie/Milford area. (Nova Scotia Power).
Earlier this July, a thunderstorm and sudden downpour briefly sent Lauryn Hill off the stage at the Halifax Jazz Festival.
Dramatic lightning over Halifax harbour on Tuesday evening.


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