September 6, 2010 in Nation/World

Earl fades over Canada, heads east


NEW YORK – Once a hurricane, Earl lost energy and its tropical-storm punch over Canada, according to U.S. forecasters.

On Sunday, the center of the storm was 180 miles southwest of Mary’s Harbour in Labrador, with sustained winds of 65 mph and moving north-northeast at 46 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. That course would take it back out to sea in the Atlantic.

Earl had threatened the U.S. East Coast earlier in the week but ultimately caused little damage.

On Saturday, Earl made landfall in southern Nova Scotia, hitting Halifax with strong winds and rain. One man died after falling out of his boat in Nova Scotia, and almost 1 million were without power in the region.

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