Canada’s coastal provinces are bracing for winds as excessive as 100 mph as Hurricane Fiona whips Bermuda and travels north this weekend.
Storm trackers mentioned Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Anticosti Island in Quebec and elements of Newfoundland can be impacted by Saturday.
“Fiona is projected to be a big and historic climate occasion for Nova Scotia,” mentioned John Lohr, the minister in command of the province’s emergency administration workplace, at a briefing. “The storm is anticipated to convey extreme and damaging wind gusts, very excessive waves and coastal storm surges, intense and harmful rainfall charges and extended energy outages.”
Officers urged residents to clear catch basins close to their property to stop flood injury and safe outside furnishings and different objects that might turn out to be projectiles.
Fiona wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic earlier than churning northward within the Atlantic.
The Nationwide Climate Service mentioned Friday it’s categorized as a Class 3 storm with sustained winds of 125 mph.
“Some slight weakening is forecast at this time, nonetheless, Fiona is forecast to be a big and highly effective post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds when it approaches and strikes over Nova Scotia tonight and Saturday,” the NWS mentioned.