Military personnel help with storm cleanup

Soldiers remove chunks of the fallen trees that are hazardous to homeowners, drivers, and pedestrians. CPL JENNIFER ROBINSON-MCGUIRE

Military personnel help with cleanup after Hurricane Dorian

By Trident Staff

Starting from the Willow Park Armoury in Halifax, soldiers deployed across Halifax Regional Municipality to assist the municipal and provincial authorities with disaster response. MCPL BRIAN WATTERS, 5 CDN DIV PA

Through Op LENTUS 19-04, military personnel from Joint Task Force Atlantic stepped in to help with the community cleanup following the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian, which hit the Atlantic region on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Hurricane Dorian was officially a post-tropical storm but the winds reached Category 2 strength. The storm included heavy rain and high winds that caused flooding and power outages across the region. Fallen trees, branches and limbs brought down power lines and work crews from utility companies operated around the clock to restore electricity to thousands of homes and businesses. When the storm subsided, military members moved in to assist with the large task of clearing away debris, including fallen trees that were a hazard to the public.