Several hundred Canadian Forces personnel will be spread out across the Maritimes today to help restore electricity, clear roadways and evacuate residents in flooded areas following the wrath of Dorian.

As of 7:30 a.m. Sunday, over 395,000 Nova Scotia Power customers across the province were off the grid, as the ferocious storm slammed the region with wind gusts reaching nearly 150 kilometres an hour.

READ MORE: Hundreds of thousands without power as Dorian hits Nova Scotia

Thousands remain in the dark in the Halifax area, which was among the hardest hit. The storm uprooted trees, ripped off roofs, pulled down powerlines, and even caused a construction crane to collapse. There were no injuries.

WATCH: Video captures moment crane collapses in downtown Halifax during storm

At a Nova Scotia Emergency Measures Organization press conference Saturday evening, Nova Scotia Power said it had crews standing by ready to make repairs as soon as it was safe to do so.

WATCH: Storm blows through Nova Scotia downing trees and flooding roads


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