Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Nova Scotia Severe Thunderstorms Event Summary - 07/29/2019

Weather summary
for Nova Scotia
issued by Environment Canada
at 2:05 p.m. ADT Tuesday 30 July 2019.


Yesterday July 29th, Severe Thunderstorms developed over the
Northumberland Strait and along the spine of Nova Scotia. Some of
these thunderstorms produce very heavy rainfall for localized areas
from West Hants towards Inverness County. Rainfall amounts below may
not reflect the highest amounts that occurred.

Unofficial Rainfall amounts via CoCoRaHS

Antingonish County - Jimtown 66.3 mm
Hants County - Rawdon Gold Mines 35.6 mm

Observations can sent to nsstorm@canada.ca or tweeted to #nsstorm.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.


Following a Violent Thunderstorm, Video captures section of Antigonish road in Nova Scotia collapse into river

'We haven't seen anything like this before. It was absolutely terrifying,' says founder of Peace by Chocolate

Anjuli Patil · CBC News · Posted: Jul 29, 2019 8:39 PM AT | Last Updated: July 30

Tareq Hadhad was approaching this road off Cloverville Road in Antigonish, N.S., when he saw it starting to collapse from a distance. He pulled over and captured video of the road crumbling into the water on Monday evening. (Tareq Hadhad/Twitter)

A section of road in Antigonish, N.S., collapsed into a river Monday evening.

Tareq Hadhad, founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, happened to be driving toward that section of road around 6:30 p.m. when he could see it disintegrating in the distance. He pulled over, took out his phone and started recording.

"That was really scary, we haven't seen anything like this before. It was absolutely terrifying," Hadhad told CBC News.

He said it had been raining heavily in the area.

Hadhad said he was glad there was just enough daylight to see what was happening ahead.

"Even if we were late by two hours, and it was dark in the area, it could have been much worse," he said.

A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal said crews were out Monday night identifying and marking damaged areas to be addressed Tuesday.

Marla MacInnis said the road in the video is a private road off of Cloverville Road.

"As this land could still be unstable, we ask people stay away from this road," she said in an email.

MacInnis said there were no impassable provincial roads in Antigonish as of Monday night.