DThunderstorms up to 215 km/h, heavy rain… Hurricane Fiona, still considered a strength of four out of five on Wednesday and Thursday, is slowly approaching Canada’s Atlantic coast. It should make landfall on Saturday morning.
A warning has been declared in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and southern Quebec.
Residents can expect very strong winds and power outages. Heavy rain is also expected. Officials have warned the population of flooding and falling trees could lead to the temporary closure of some roads.
Canada’s Hurricane Center meteorologist Bob Robichaud said in a press briefing that Fiona is expected to be a more powerful storm than Juan in 2003 or Dorian in 2019, leaving severe damage on its way. “We will have to determine where this will go later in the history books, but it will certainly be a historic and extreme event for eastern Canada,” Robichoud said.
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