Hurricane Fiona

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Fri Sep 23 2022 18:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The blow-by-blow of what to expect from Hurricane Fiona.

Hurricane Fiona - Heavy rain, winds, power outages expected during powerful storm.

Hurricane Fiona is on its way and much of Atlantic Canada can expect heavy rainfall, powerful winds, with storm surge likely along parts of the coast.

The storm is still expected to make landfall early Saturday as a hurricane-strength post-tropical storm.

Power outages are very likely with sustained winds of 60 km/h expected across much of Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and into southeastern New Brunswick, with winds gusting over 100 km/h.

Areas of eastern Nova Scotia and P.E.I. are likely to experience the most severe winds with gusts of 120 to 140 km/h or higher looking possible, especially in exposed coastal areas. This will especially be problematic given the long duration of this event.

With the trees in full leaf, gusts in the 70 to 100 km/h range are also likely to cause some power outages for areas further west.

The rain is already underway across the region as a cold front ahead of Fiona tracks through. Between the front and Fiona, totals of 100 to 150 millimetres of rainfall are expected along and west of the track. Local amounts could exceed that in tropical downpours and there's a high risk for flash flooding and washouts.

This information is was posted by Ryan Snoddon · CBC News · Posted: Sep 23, 2022 5:00 AM AT.

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