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Atlantic Canadians brace for dangerous Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona is on a collision course with Atlantic Canada after devastating Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this week.

The storm is expected to make landfall late Friday night, bringing intense winds and rain into the early hours of Saturday.

Nova Scotia is forecast to be directly affected by severe flood warnings and power outages. Due to the size of the storm, hazardous weather is also forecast for parts of Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The Canadian Hurricane Center warned that this could be a “historic storm”. One meteorologist from the agency said so CNN that Hurricane Fiona could rival 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the US East Coast.

Hurricane Fiona left hundreds of thousands of people without running water and electricity in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

The climate crisis is causing higher global ocean and air temperatures, which are packing hurricanes with more intense winds and rain.

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Radar shows Fiona approaching

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Halifax hides from the storm

Francis Bruhm places sandbags around the Nova Scotia Power Plant in Halifax on Friday in preparation for Hurricane Fiona

(REUTERS)

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Prime Minister Trudeau talks about the approaching Hurricane Fiona

“Stay safe” – Trudeau on Hurricane Fiona

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Hurricane-chasing drone records 50-foot waves

An unmanned hurricane-chasing drone captured footage of nearly 50-foot waves at the center of Hurricane Fiona. “Saildrone 1078” experienced huge waves and winds of over 100 miles per hour off Bermuda on Thursday in the midst of the first Category 4 hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic season. SD 1078 is one of seven “hurricane” sailboats operating in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season and collects data to better understand the physical processes of hurricanes. The aim is to improve forecasts and reduce loss of life during extreme weather events. “Hurricane Fiona strengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane just before it hit Puerto Rico, causing significant damage and loss of life,” Richard Jenkins, founder and CEO of Saildrone, said in a statement. “The data the Saildrone vehicles are collecting will help the scientific community better understand the rapid intensification and give people living in our coastal communities more time to prepare.”

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Probably Tropical Storm Ian

Tropical Depression Nine, which formed in the Caribbean this morning, is likely to become a tropical storm — and then a hurricane — over the next few days.

The storm is likely to bring heavy rain and winds to Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands before heading towards the US.

Forecasts at this point are still far off and could change, but the National Hurricane Center predicts it could be a Category 3 storm by the time it reaches Florida’s Gulf Coast, making it the first major hurricane of the year to make landfall USA. .

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Grocery stores see empty shelves

Grocery store shelves are empty in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday as people prepare for Hurricane Fiona to hit the region

(AP)

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Flooding may be ‘significant’

The latest update from the US National Hurricane Center warns that up to 25 centimeters of rain could fall in parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, which could cause “significant” flooding.

Some areas in Labrador and Quebec will see up to five inches (13 cm), while New Brunswick will see up to three (8 cm).

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40-foot waves are expected when the storm hits Canada

The Canadian Hurricane Center warned that waves of up to 12 meters (40 feet) could swell when Hurricane Fiona makes landfall tonight.

The waves will create extremely dangerous conditions for boats and potentially lead to erosion and flooding along the coast.

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Tropical Storm Hermine has formed

Tropical Storm Hermine formed off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal, the eighth named storm of the season.

The storm is expected to hit some islands in the coming days before weakening, but otherwise does not pose a major threat to the mainland.

Next tropical depression in the Caribbean likely to be named ‘Ian’

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The Nova Scotia Premier is urging residents to prepare

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston posted a video on Twitter asking residents to prepare for the storm, including checking weather forecasts, making sure they have enough food and securing their homes.

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