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Hurricane Dorian damaged more than just Nova Scotia's fall harvest

Thursday, September 19th 2019, 6:49 pm - The storm was far from its peak strength when it hit the Maritimes, but still packed a punch.

Hurricane Dorian was a Category 5 monster at its peak, devastating the Bahamas earlier this month. The strong storm gradually weakened as it made its way northward, being post-tropical as it reached Atlantic Canada, but even so, it still had a significant impact.

Weather Network reporter Nathan Coleman looked in on the storm's aftermath for farmers. He found that with fall gradually approaching, pumpkin carving and apple picking may be harder to come by, given the havoc the storm wreaked on both crops.

It's even worse for pumpkins, according to farmer Danny Dill, who told Coleman a wet and cold June already delayed planting by a month, and the crop's problems didn't end there.

"We basically went into a drought in July and August in which plants didn't grow as they should because of course they need water, and then of course Dorian lands first of the month," he says.

Apple growers are also in dire straits, with some estimating an average 50 per cent of this year's yield was lost.

For a deeper look at these, and other, impacts from Dorian, watch the video above.

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