Canada braces for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is expected to trigger high winds over the next 24 hours throughout southern Ontario, the St. Lawrence Valley, Quebec’s Gaspe region and the province’s north-shore, according to officials with the Canadian Hurricane Centre.

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Hurricane Sandy is expected to trigger high winds over the next 24 hours throughout southern Ontario, the St. Lawrence Valley, Quebec’s Gaspe region and the province’s north-shore, according to officials with the Canadian Hurricane Centre.

The hurricane is expected to hit New Jersey at around midnight and then sweep through Pennsylvania before turning northeast within 24 to 48 hours.

The hurricane will cause heavy rains and winds ranging in speed between 90 and 100 kilometres per hour throughout southern Ontario and Quebec, officials said. The southern shore of Lake Huron is expected to see waves up to seven metres high as a result of the storm.

The heaviest winds will probably be felt overnight followed by heavy rains late Tuesday and into Wednesday, officials said.

The Maritimes will be largely spared the full wrath of the storm, officials said, with the region facing some rain and drizzle along with wind. The Nova Scotia coast is also expected to see waves ranging in height between six to eight metres, said officials.

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