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Hurricane Fiona Path Live: Canada On Track To Hit ‘Strongest Ever’ Category 2 Storm

Atlantic Canadians prepare for dangerous Hurricane Fiona

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

The storm is expected to land late Friday night Saturday morning, bringing heavy winds and rains as well as possible flooding and power outages in most of the region.

Nova Scotia is likely to suffer the most damage, where the storm hits directly – but because the storm is so large, dangerous weather is also forecast for parts of Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

The Canadian Hurricane Center warned it could be a “historic storm” and a “groundbreaking weather event” as a major storm bursts into the region.

Fiona has already become the most devastating hurricane of the year in the Atlantic Ocean after floods and devastating winds have deprived millions of people of running water and electricity in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

These types of extreme storms are becoming more frequent as the climate crisis worsens and the temperature of the oceans increases, creating ever more severe hurricanes that can cause severe damage once they reach land.


Photo taken by US Air Force Hurricane Fiona plane during a storm survey near Bermuda on Thursday

(US ARMY / AFP via Getty Images)


Almost a week after the storm hit Puerto Rico, much of the island is still without electricity, according to poweroutage.us.

The power grid on US territory has struggled in recent years, especially after Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017 and left many areas without electricity or running water for months.

Many Puerto Ricans have criticized the private firm LUMA Energy, which took over the power grid last year, while others cited years of underinvestment as US territory with no voting rights in Congress or president.


Canadian “Sandy”

A meteorologist at the Canadian Hurricane Center said: CNN that Fiona may be the Canadian equivalent of Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012.

Fiona, like Sandy, is a very large storm, spanning hundreds of miles across. The storm is also predicted to turn into a post-tropical gale, much like Sandy, Axios reports.


Trudeau calls on locals to prepare


Tropical depressions pose a new threat

As Fiona heads north, two other tropical depressions have formed in the Atlantic that are likely to develop into tropical storms over the next day or so.

One is in the Caribbean and the other is near Senegal. The first to reach tropical storm status – meaning winds of 39 mph (63 km per hour) or more – will become Hermine Storm Storm, and the second is Tropical Storm Ian


Fiona makes huge waves in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda

The sailing ship footage shows wild waves in the Atlantic Ocean as Hurricane Fiona heads for Bermuda


“All preparations should be completed by tonight”

Hurricane Fiona update from the Canadian government urged residents of the affected areas to prepare for tonight as torrential rains and winds will soon begin to hit, reaching full intensity during the night and until Saturday morning


Satellite images show all four tropical cyclones that currently rise in the Atlantic Basin – Fiona in the northwest, Tropical Storm Gaston in the east Atlantic, Tropical Depression Nine in the Caribbean, and Tropical Depression Ten off the coast of Senegal


The storm is currently off the coast of Maryland, but it quickly turned north.

The storm is also very broad, and rain has already started in Nova Scotia.


Canadian Hurricane Center has issued hurricane warnings for most of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland

Fiona, currently a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to ease somewhat before it reaches land, but will still bring unsafe weather on Canada’s Atlantic Coast


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