People in parts of Nova Scotia are keeping a wary eye on tropical storm Bonnie. It's expected to blow past the province Saturday, packing winds as high as 80-kilometres an hour.

There's also the possibility of floods. The most vulnerable area stretches from Halifax to Yarmouth.

Bonnie picked up enough strength to regain hurricane status temporarily Friday in time to batter the Virginia coast.

The storm has killed two people. A 12-year-old North Carolina girl died when a tree fell on her home, and a 50-year-old man was electrocuted near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The winds and torrential rain have washed out roads, toppled trees and power lines, and torn the roofs off dozens of buildings.

Bonnie has already caused over a billion dollars in damage in North Carolina.