OTTAWA — A Canadian utility company sent electricians to the neighboring US state of Vermont to help restore power after powerful storm Sandy whips through, Hydro-Quebec said Monday.
Dozens of flights between eastern Canada and the United States were also canceled as weather forecasters told Canadians in Ontario, Quebec and the easternmost Maritime provinces to brace for strong winds and rain.
“Vermont asked for our help. And so we sent 25 teams, that is some 50 workers to help with the clean-up,” Hydro-Quebec spokesman Yvan Cliche told AFP.
More could still be sent, depending on the extent of the damage and the need for assistance, Cliche said.
According to Canada’s Weather Office, high wind gusts and heavy rains beginning late Monday through Tuesday will sweep the southern parts of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes region.
Storm-driven waves crashed ashore and flooded seafront communities across the US East Coast as the powerful storm headed inland amid catastrophic predictions.
Trump un-ironically worries a presidential candidate who refuses to concede and then shreds the constitution
President Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida -- the 60th campaign rally of his presidency.
During the speech, Trump offered a good deal of projection as he made baseless accusations against Democrats -- on the same exact topics where he has been credibly accused.
"This election is a verdict on whether we want to live in a country where the people will lose an election, refused to concede to spend the next two years trying to shred our Constitution and rip your country apart," Trump argued.
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If he times it right, Donald Trump might set back the Democratic Party for a generation or more; if he misses, he’ll go down in history along with Herbert Hoover as the guy who brought the nation an economic disaster.
Back in 2007 and early 2008, many of us were convinced that an economic crash was coming, and that George W. Bush and his Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, and Fed chairman, Alan Greenspan, knew it.
And we also thought that they were doing everything they could to hold it off so it would happen after the 2008 election, so if a Democrat was elected they could say the crash was because people were “worried about the incoming Democrats,” and if McCain won it would be his problem, not Bush’s.
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President Donald Trump claimed to be the victim of "violence" during his official campaign kickoff in Orlando, Florida.
"Many times I said we would drain the swamp and that’s exactly what we are doing right now. We are draining the swamp," Trump claimed, despite having the most scandal-plagued administration in American history.
"And that is why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently," Trump argued.
"For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we want and now they want a do-over. They want a do-over," he repeated.