Tropical Storm Fells Trees, Erodes Coast At Canadian National Park

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Clean up; the second chapter to severe storm survival | Courtesy photo

Hurricane Dorian has inflicted massive damage upon Prince Edward Island National Park, Canada.

Parks Canada estimates 80 percent of tree growth and two meters of coastline have been lost. The area most affected is the west side of the park in Cavendish.

Lighthouse viewing is among the many tourism draws of Prince Edward Island. | Courtesy photo

Canadian Nature Federation had already identified Prince Edward Island National Park as the most endangered in the national park system, based on human impact and erosion-prone shoreline.

Assessment of full damages to park ecosystems and infrastructure are still underway.

National Park area, Cavendish marked with arrow | Courtesy image

The park at a glance:

Established: 1937

Area: 27 square km

Ecosystems: beaches, dunes, wetlands and saltmarsh

Wildlife: variety of fowl and small to mid-size mammal

Climate: temperate

Province situation along eastern coast. | Courtesy image

Prince Edward Island, Canada is an eastern maritime province off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The large island is marked by red-sand beaches and farmland.

Satellite angle on Dorian. | Courtesy image

Earlier in the month, Hurricane Dorian reached Category 5 status and is the first major event of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. It laid waste to Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands on September 1, leaving at least 70,000 people homeless.

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