Hurricane Fiona to hit Nova Scotia Friday as region prepares for widespread power outages

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A satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north toward Nova Scotia on Sept. 22.The Associated Press

Hurricane-strength winds, heavy rain and waves that can exceed 12 meters, a giant tropical storm, are impacting Atlantic Canada as what some meteorologists say is among the most powerful weather systems seen in years. can be one of.

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Hurricane Fiona, the first major hurricane of the season, is expected to make landfall on the east coast of Nova Scotia on Friday night as officials across the region prepare for potential flooding, widespread power outages and dangerous driving conditions. It is forecast to transition into a tropical storm as it approaches sea time, increasing in mass and covering more area as it moves north.

“That doesn’t mean it will be less severe. These post-tropical storms still pack a nice punch and can still support hurricane-force winds,” said a season with the Canadian Hurricane Center in Dartmouth, NS. Scientist Ian Hubbard said, “It’s going to be very, very strong, very impressive.

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The center of the storm is expected to pass over eastern mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, but will also bring heavy rain and winds to southern and eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Gulf of St. Fiona can bring winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour, and 150 millimeters of rain – even up to 200 millimeters in some coastal areas, he said.

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Mr Hubbard said the ocean forecast is forecasting waves of more than 10 meters and possibly above 12 meters as the storm moves closer to Quebec’s east coast.

“It’s important that everyone understands that this is going to be a very severe storm, and it should not be taken lightly,” he said. “They need to plan accordingly.”

Those people remain who were urged to prepare before the storm along Fiona’s projected path. Large crowds flocked to grocery stores in the Halifax area on Thursday and elsewhere, as residents stocked up on food and propane. Officials in New Brunswick told people to prepare emergency kits with enough supplies to last 72 hours.


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