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Dorian aftermath: Hundreds still without power in Pictou County Sept. 9

Jonathan Hendsbee sent us this photo of a tree that fell on his parent’s home on Scotch Hill Road. CONTRIBUTED
Jonathan Hendsbee sent us this photo of a tree that fell on his parent’s home on Scotch Hill Road. CONTRIBUTED - Contributed

Hundreds of people in Pictou County are still without power as Nova Scotia Power crews work to repair lines damaged by Dorian, the storm that hit the region on Saturday night into Sunday.

According to the Emergency Management Office, there are still more than 200,000 Nova Scotia Power customers without electricity.

Many people are also without internet, and Bell is working closely with Nova Scotia Power to restore its operations

Schools were closed for the day throughout the province while the cleanup continues all Nova Scotia public schools are closed today.

EMO said that because power outages are approaching 48 hours for some, food safety will start to become a concern. Information about food and water safety is available at http://novascotia.ca/emergency.

People can call 211 to find the nearest comfort centre or visit http://novascotia.ca/emergency.

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