Thanks all for your concern and ideas just in case our power went out.
We've been lucky. The rains have stopped. The winds (still 100- 140km. 62 -87 mph) hopefully will calm down later this afternoon. And we haven't lost power!!! Joanna & Ezra who live outside the city were not as lucky (along with another 200,000 households in Nova Scotia). Their power went out some time during the night and a huge tree on their lawn is hanging at a weird angle, fortunately not over the house.
Hopefully life will be back to normal very soon.