We're now in the peak of hurricane season, and according to the National Hurricane Center, a group of disorganized showers and storms could possibly threaten Florida and the Bahamas as the next named storm.
If nothing else, the wave of complaints confirms how reliant people have become on their smartphones and fibre optic telecommunications gear that can also fail when the lights go out and backup batteries die.
What could become the next name on the Atlantic list, Humberto, may be a long way out from a tropical wave leaving the African coast.
However, both the GFS and EURO forecasting models are in agreement that a more powerful tropical system "could" develop mid to late next week.
The NHC's Tropical Weather Outlook predicts that by Thursday the chance of a tropical storm forming will be at 40 percent.
In New Brunswick, about 80,000 homes and businesses - 20 per cent of NB Power's customers - were left in the dark at the height of the storm.
The hurricane center said it is forecast to track quickly westward across the Atlantic over the next few days and could have a better shot at development by the end of the week.
However, there's only a 30 percent chance of it forming into a tropical depression over the next five days.
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At least 44 people are dead, and the number is expected to rise dramatically, as the Bahamas continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian last week.
On Sunday N.S. Power C.E.O Karen Hutt called the situation a "worst case scenario".