Earl Weakens After Reaching Canada

September 5, 2010
(11:15 .m. EDT) -- Tropical Storm Earl, which came ashore in Nova Scotia on Saturday as a Category One hurricane, according to the Vancouver Sun, has now become post-tropical as it passes over Canada. In anticipation of the storm's arrival, a number of cruise lines altered itineraries for ships on Canada and New England cruises, and vessels based in northeast U.S. homeports like Baltimore, Boston and New York.

The Vancouver Sun further reports that the hurricane shut down power to more than 200,000 Nova Scotian households, but that there were no reports of injuries and only scattered reports of flooding and property damage. The Associated Press reports that Earl dumped heavy, wind-driven rain on Cape Cod on Friday night.

Earl passed over Canada with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, down a great deal from a peak of 145 m.p.h. reported on Thursday.

Storm warnings and watches have now been canceled. (For specific information please visit the NHC's Web site.)

Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes, Impacted Ports

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Weather Outlook: Next Affected Ships & Ports

A number of cruise lines made itinerary changes ahead of Earl. A tropical storm warning is no longer in effect, and the NHC has issued its last public advisory. This will be our last report on Earl as it relates to cruise travel..

--updated by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor, and Melissa Paloti, Managing Editor

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