June 17, 2024

Power outages and storm surge - Hurricane "Fiona" causes damage in Canada

Power outages and storm surge – Hurricane “Fiona” wreaks havoc in eastern Canada

Power outages, storm surge – Hurricane Fiona wreaks havoc in eastern Canada – News – SRF

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  • Hurricane Fiona caused damage along the eastern coast of Canada with torrential rain and storm surge. About 500,000 families are cut off from electricity.
  • A state of emergency has been declared in some areas. The police had previously issued instructions to residents to leave the danger zones.
  • Fiona made landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday morning (local time) with winds up to 130 kph.

Heavy rain and hurricane-force winds on Saturday uprooted trees, swept homes into the sea and damaged power lines.

In Newfoundland County, according to police, two women were torn at sea by the storm. One of them has been saved. The second is still missing.

Wind speed up to 130 km/h

Although Fiona was downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone, it still brings winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour, according to meteorologists.

Saturday morning it hit the coast of eastern Nova Scotia, according to the US Hurricane Center NHC. Authorities in Nova Scotia have warned, among other things, of power outages. People in affected coastal areas should stock up until they can stay indoors for at least 72 hours.

A new hurricane is brewing in the Caribbean

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The next strong storm has already formed in the Caribbean. It was named “Ian” and was traveling through the central Caribbean on Saturday with sustained winds of up to 75 kph, the US Hurricane Center (NHC) announced. Ian is expected to gain strength and turn into a hurricane late Sunday (local time) or Monday night near the Cayman Islands. Tropical Storm is expected to pass over Jamaica on Sunday and approach the Cayman Islands and western Cuba. Expected large amounts of rain may cause flash floods.

In the middle of next week, the Hurricane Center warned of hurricane-force storm surges and torrential rain in western Florida. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency as a precaution and called on residents to take precautions.

SRF 4 News, 9/24/22, 2 p.m.;

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