Gaspé, Magdalen Islands endure storm Arthur
Up to 40 mm of rain expected, wind gusts of up to 120 km/h
Residents of the Gaspé-Percé region and the Magdalen Islands felt the effects of post-tropical storm Arthur Saturday as it made its way inland.
Environment Canada had rainfall, wind and storm surge warnings in effect for both areas.
The warning also said damage to buildings from high winds was possible.
"Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Gusty winds can damage soft shelters, tents and awnings at outdoor events. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break," the warning reads.
By mid-afternoon, Arthur was being blamed for downed tree limbs and power lines around Gaspé.
Hydro Québec reported nearly 23,000 customers without power in the Gaspé region and Magdalen Islands around 3 p.m. ET.
Provincial police also had to close parts of Route 132 in the area of Carleton-sur-mer as a result downed trees and power lines.
Up to 40 millimetres of rain was expected, along with wind gusts of between 90 and 120 km/h in exposed coastal areas.
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Arthur hammered Atlantic Canada Saturday morning with heavy rain and high winds. The Canadian Hurricane Centre forecasted possible gusts of up to 120 km/h over exposed coastal locations of southwestern Nova Scotia.
Parts of New Brunswick were expecting a total rainfall of 100 to 150 millimetres over the course of Saturday.