16 Sep '11, 11pm

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Canada

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Canada

OTTAWA - Hurricane Maria made landfall in Canada's eastern Newfoundland Friday, but its worst winds remained offshore and it was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm without causing major damage. Environment Canada, the country's official weather service, said Maria made landfall over the Southern Avalon Peninsula near Cape St. Mary's between 3:30 and 4:00 pm (1800-1830 GMT) before weakening to a post-tropical cyclone northeast of Newfoundland. All related hurricane and tropical storm warnings were discontinued for Newfoundland, though wind warnings remained in effect for much of the province late Friday as "very strong westerly winds" gusting up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) per hour) were expected as the remains of Maria move off the coast of Labrador. The US National Hurricane Center said Maria was now moving northeastward at 93 kilometers (58 miles) per hour, a motion...

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