June 22, 2024

Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona knocked out power in Canada

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As the second strongest type of hurricane, Fiona caused extensive damage in the British overseas territory of Bermuda, as in Hamilton, before reaching the east coast of Canada. © Akil Simmons/AP/dpa

Hurricane “Fiona” has made landfall on Canada’s east coast and has already crippled parts of infrastructure. After a massive power outage, there is a risk of storms.

Hurricane Fiona has hit Canada’s east coast with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Dubbed a post-tropical storm, it made landfall in the province of Nova Scotia early Saturday morning (local time) with sustained winds of 148 kilometers per hour, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre.

On Beaver Island, 60 kilometers west of the provincial capital Halifax, winds gusted to 161 kilometers per hour. The hurricane center has warned that the storm will affect parts of Nova Scotia, the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence and parts of western Newfoundland.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Nova Scotia were temporarily without power Saturday morning, according to electricity provider Nova Scotia Power. The neighboring province of Prince Edward Island also experienced tens of thousands of outages, according to a local electricity provider. Police in the state capital, Charlottetown, posted photos of downed trees and power poles on Twitter.

“Fiona” passed the British overseas territory of Bermuda on Friday as the second strongest category hurricane. Last weekend, “Fiona” was one of five hurricanes to make landfall in Puerto Rico, causing flooding and severe damage. The storm caused flooding, damage and at least two deaths in the Dominican Republic, according to media reports. dpa