While the anxiously-awaited Hurricane Dorian is not expected to make an official landfall in Nova Scotia until late-afternoon on Saturday, people in the area have already taken to social media to share their experiences of the storm. Using the hashtag #NSStorm, residents of the Maritime province have been sharing photos and videos of the current weather conditions, as they nervously await the hurricane ahead.\nHurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia as a Category 1 hurricane by this evening, bringing with it a barrage of torrential rain and gusts of wind up to 140 kilometres per hour. The Canadian Hurricane Centre has put weather warnings in place for most of the mainland, as well as for Cape Breton.\nEnvironment Canada has also issued storm warnings for Prince Edward Island, southeastern New Brunswick, and western Newfoundland. After making landfall in Nova Scotia, Hurricane Dorian is expected to move towards the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where it will transform into a post-tropical storm.\nBy Saturday morning, Hurricane Dorian was still approximately 500 km southwest of Halifax. However, that didn’t stop residents of Nova Scotia getting a taste of what is to come. The beginning of the weekend brought heavy rains to parts of the provinces, with wind speeds exceeding 90 kilometres per hour.\nDorian has arrived! Get wherever you need to be by 1PM folks - hardest hit will come late afternoon, early evening. #NSstorm pic.twitter.com/K1pqPLyHkV— Ashley Martell (@AshleyMartell4) September 7, 2019\nAlong Shore Road in Mill Cove, NS #HurricaneDorain #NSStorm pic.twitter.com/tRblPxNJ14 (via @kelceyarmstrong)— TrafficNS (@TrafficNS) September 7, 2019\nHurricane Dorion has touched down in Nova Scotia...Hold on to your hats 🎩! #stormchips #hurricane #NSStorm #dorion #September pic.twitter.com/XmkxQk7rbE— Cher Harrington (@cher_gm) September 7, 2019\nJust been out for the last pooch pee until after #Dorian2019 #NSStorm pic.twitter.com/Ltk6T2Ttjm— SusieQ (@namastemamasita) September 7, 2019\nWell its 12:30 pm in #Summerside and we await a blast of #HurricaneDorain . Please bring your cats/dogs inside now! #peistorm #Caturday #NSStorm . pic.twitter.com/u2U3WizCSE— Brenda Armour (@MachineEye) September 7, 2019\n#NSStorm line at the Tim Horton’s drive thru pic.twitter.com/Mph3zlIguN— Ω Resistor Ω (@TheResistor3) September 7, 2019\nFrom my parents: Current state of the Halifax airport. Even the Tim Hortons is closed! #Dorian #NSStorm pic.twitter.com/Up4Bd4oj1p— Jen Mulrine (@JenMulrine) September 7, 2019\nAs the beginnings of the storm hit the province, Nova Scotia locals took to Twitter to share pictures and videos of the weather they were experiencing in their area.\nOne Twitter user shared a video of the dark and gloomy sky in her town, writing, “The sky right now is ominous!”\nAnother Nova Scotia resident shared a clip of the coastline, where the wind was just starting to pick up. The Twitter user wrote, “Dorian has arrived! Get wherever you need to be by 1PM folks - hardest hit will come late afternoon, early evening.”\nThe sky right now is ominous! #NSStorm #HurricaneDorain2019 pic.twitter.com/JLS6Fij19e— Cheryl🍁 🐔🍷Team Trudeau ✨🍁✨🇨🇦 #Canada (@mini_bubbly) September 7, 2019\nHere comes the rain #nsstorm pic.twitter.com/xqyMp9VpAc— LaughingMistress (@laughingmistre1) September 7, 2019\nIn Mahone Bay-the last 72 hrs have seen a lot of boats hauled out of the water...including this tiny home ❤️#nsstorm #hurricane pic.twitter.com/lPnTcCBvIU— ColleenJonescbc (@cbccolleenjones) September 7, 2019\nThe lastest view from the back door. #NSStorm #hurricane #dorianhurricane pic.twitter.com/thCQORRoM2— PlymouthWeather (@PlymouthWeathe1) September 7, 2019\nVideo update for Halifax as of 12:40pm on Saturday. Moderate to heavy rain. Winds just starting to pick up. #NSstorm #HurricaneDorain #Halifax pic.twitter.com/AxzD08MSbl— John Read (@JohnAaronRead) September 7, 2019\nA number of local people also shared photos of the empty shelves in their local supermarkets and food stores. As it appears people have been stockpiling in preparation for the storm, one Twitter user shared a picture of an extremely busy Costco.\nThe user wrote, “This is the scene at Costco in Halifax Nova Scotia people are lined up for supplies before Hurricane Dorian arrives Saturday”\nAnother shared a similar picture of empty shelves, joking, “We’re officially screwed. Even the lightly salted are gone.”\nIn preparation for the Hurricane, please stock up on ice etc., batteries, candles, move all patio furniture, trampolines, deck chairs, picnic tables inside if possible and don't forget to get cash out of the bank machines as debit may not be available. #NSStorm #HurricaneDorain— Cheryl🍁 🐔🍷Team Trudeau ✨🍁✨🇨🇦 #Canada (@mini_bubbly) September 6, 2019\nAn amazing employee has been continuously stocking this aisle for 6 hours straight! #NSStorm #stormchips #Dorian pic.twitter.com/YAyaIGkhza— Krista-Lee Bates (@KristaLeeBates) September 6, 2019\nThis is the scene at Costco in Halifax Nova Scotia people are lined up for supplies before Hurricane Dorian arrives Saturday, pic taken by Tanya Nicholson #nsstorm pic.twitter.com/uxVoN81xa8— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokise) September 5, 2019\nYup, an #NSStorm chip run is happening! pic.twitter.com/nlU7qdUWos— howard ramos (@somardrawoh) September 7, 2019\nUpdate: We’re officially screwed. Even the lightly salted are gone. #NSStorm #HurricaneDorian2019 #Halifax pic.twitter.com/uV79rwow4j— Steve MacArthur (@Steve_Mac_NS) September 7, 2019\nThe chip aisle at Sobeys in Clayton Park before hurricane #Dorian #Halifax #NSStorm pic.twitter.com/YsaTIP2dKX— Blue Talks Politics (@BlueTalksPol) September 6, 2019\nDo storm chasers take issue with lightly salted Lays chips being on the top rack or the fact they are lightly salted? #NSStorm 🧐🤔 pic.twitter.com/tzOBQTguJQ— Steve MacArthur (@Steve_Mac_NS) September 6, 2019\nLine up at Costco for propane. #NSStorm #Dorian pic.twitter.com/k4oT1FaEbJ— Dave Logan (@HaligonianAgent) September 6, 2019\nThe centre of the storm is expected to land near or just east of Halifax by late Saturday afternoon, into the early evening. Widespread power outages are also likely in the area.\nIf you’re in one of the affected areas, stay indoors, stay safe, and eat all your ice-cream now! Just in case!\nThere are stories everywhere. 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