Fiona will be a ‘significant event’ for the Atlantic coast, warns Canadian Hurricane Center

As Hurricane Fiona heads toward landfall in the Canadian Atlantic early Saturday morning, the Canadian Hurricane Center (CHC) has warned it will be a “serious event” for the Atlantic provinces and eastern Quebec.

Meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said in an article on the Weather Network website, “When you look at Fiona, you feel like you’re sinking into your stomach. I’m here.

“Fiona will affect Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec with heavy rainfall and strong hurricane winds,” CHC said.

As of the morning of Sept. 23, Fiona’s maximum sustained winds were 204 kilometers per hour and the storm was moving northeast at about 50 kilometers per hour, according to CHC. Eventually, it turns into a post-tropical storm with heavy rain and high winds.

“Intense winds and rainfall will have a significant impact on eastern Prince Edward Island, eastern Nova Scotia, southern and eastern New Brunswick, western Newfoundland, eastern Quebec and southeastern Labrador,” the CHC said. “There are big waves,” he said.

“Similar cyclones of this nature have caused structural damage to buildings. Construction sites can be particularly vulnerable. can cause.”

of canadian press Nova Scotia Power reported that it is deploying about 800 utility workers statewide in case of power outages or damage to power lines. The Nova Scotia State Building Association is wrecking construction sites and cranes. When Hurricane Dorian hit the state in his 2019, a 73-meter crane in downtown Halifax was knocked over, damaging buildings under construction.

Citizens have been warned to prepare for power outages and floods.

According to CHC, 100 to 200mm of rain is expected, with “turbulent and violent waves” producing waves as high as 12m.

A combination of storm surges and large waves can cause coastal flooding, threatening “parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, including the Northumberland Straits, the Gulf of St. Lawrence region, including Madeleine Island, and the eastern Possibly, New Brunswick and southwestern Newfoundland.”

weather network report On the morning of September 23rd, Fiona was still a “strong category 3 hurricane.”

“Fiona’s trajectory is different in how hurricanes have historically traveled down the East Coast, and this is non-standard. Every time we hit a unique storm like this, there was a big storm. You’re going to suffer,” said the Weather Network. said.

“This isn’t just a hurricane, it’s more like a hurricane and a Nor’easter combined.”

David Wagner