Classified as a Category 4 hurricane, Fiona has already swept through Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, killing at least 10 people. It is currently continuing its impressive ascent towards Canada, propelled by winds of 210 km/h. Nova Scotia is particularly targeted by the dangers of receiving accumulations that can exceed 200 mm in places and are subject to gusts of more than 150 km/h.
Expected risks and impacts
Currently, NOAA expects Fiona to become a Category 2, when it makes landfall in Canada from Friday night through Saturday. If so, it would be the third time in history that a Category 2 hurricane has hit Nova Scotia. The last time Juan was in 2003.
However, their effects can be significant: floods, flash floods and damage associated with the passage of strong gusts of winds up to 150 km / h are expected. Areas near bodies of water will be particularly vulnerable to bad weather caused by waves.
Risks of power outages
Iles-de-la-Madeleine is particularly affected by the potential for strong winds and storm surges that are likely to cause major blackouts to start the weekend. A low risk of encountering such outages also applies to certain areas of Quebec.
See also: Chance of a thunderstorm on Wednesday
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