Hurricane Fiona – dwell: ‘Very highly effective’ storm hits Nova Scotia after killing eight folks in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona has hit Nova Scotia, Canada, after devastating Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this week.

Earlier, it was warned that Nova Scotia is forecasted to take a direct hit with warnings of extreme flooding and energy outages.

Due to the dimensions of the storm, harmful climate was additionally predicted for components of Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has warned that this might be a “historic storm”. One meteorologist with the company instructed CNN that Hurricane Fiona may rival 2012’s Superstorm Sandy which devastated the US east coast.

Hurricane Fiona left lots of of hundreds of individuals with out operating water or electrical energy in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

It additionally reportedly left as much as eight folks lifeless in Puerto Rico.

The local weather disaster is driving hotter international ocean and air temperatures which supercharge hurricanes with extra intense winds and rain.

Key Factors


  • Nova Scotia residents share clips of hurricane Fiona

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s warning for residents

  • 40-foot waves anticipated

  • Hurricanes are getting stronger. Blame the local weather disaster

  • Hurricane-chasing drone information 50ft waves

Nova Scotia authorities reveals record of consolation centres and shelters

09:30 , Peony Hirwani

The Nova Scotia Authorities’s Emergency Administration Workplace has revealed the record of consolation centres and shelters in numerous municipalities.

The data could be discovered right here.

Authorities points rainfall warnings in Jap Canada

09:00 , Peony Hirwani

The federal government of Canada says that rainfall will proceed as we speak, with as much as 120mm already reported at climate stations over japanese Nova Scotia.

The very best rainfall quantities are seemingly for japanese Nova Scotia, southwestern Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St Lawrence area.

Forecast steerage is suggesting widespread quantities of 100 to 200 mm, however nearer to the trail of Hurricane Fiona, greater than 200 mm is probably going.

08:53 , Peony Hirwani

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has confirmed that Fiona has made landfall as a post-tropical storm in japanese Nova Scotia.

Most sustained winds are estimated at 80 knots (148 km/h) and central stress at 933 MB.

Canadian resident exhibits picture of a tree fallen on her home

08:47 , Peony Hirwani

“Heard an enormous thud and noticed this barely exterior my front room window, too onerous to see however 50/50 likelihood a tree got here down onto my home,” one particular person wrote. “Keep secure everybody!”

What ought to Jap Canadians anticipate within the subsequent few days?

08:30 , Peony Hirwani

A powerful category-1 Hurricane Fiona is making its technique to Jap Canada.

Winds 100 are gusting to 140 km/h at uncovered areas besides 140 gusting to 160 km/h on the coast with surges of 1.8 to 2.4 m and harmful waves from 11 to fifteen m.

All through the area, native wind warnings have been issued with further particulars and results.

“These winds may trigger important treefall and lead to prolonged utility outages,” the warnings state. “Harm to constructing cladding and roofing materials is probably going, together with structural injury in sure circumstances.

“Winds of this energy may trigger home windows to interrupt and tear off massive overhead freeway indicators. This can lead to injury to docks and breakwaters. Important shoreline erosion and huge waves are anticipated the place winds blow onshore.”

This storm has turn out to be a extreme occasion for Atlantic Canada and japanese Quebec

08:03 , Peony Hirwani

Based on the Canadian authorities, Fiona is anticipated to make landfall over japanese Guysborough county within the subsequent hour.

The hurricane is then anticipated to cross by means of Cape Breton this morning, after which attain the Quebec Decrease North Shore and Southeastern Labrador by late tonight.

Extreme winds and rainfall are already occurring over Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, southern and japanese New Brunswick, and western Newfoundland.

Winds will unfold into japanese Quebec, and southeastern Labrador this morning.

There are additionally massive waves, particularly for the Atlantic coasts of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and japanese parts of the Gulf of St Lawrence.

There’s storm surge occurring for components of Nova Scotia, the Gulf of St Lawrence and western Newfoundland.

08:01 , Graeme Massie

A photograph taken by a US Air Power aircraft of Hurricane Fiona because it investigated the storm close to Bermuda on Thursday (US ARMY/AFP through Getty Photos)

Meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal shares footage of ruptured bushes in Charlottetown

07:47 , Peony Hirwani

Meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal has shared footage of ruptured bushes in downtown Charlottetown as wind blows at “131 km/hr”.

Nova Scotia authorities’s information to organize for Hurricane Fiona

07:30 , Peony Hirwani

The provincial Emergency Administration Workplace (NSEMO) of Nova Scotia has requested the residents to “minimise the danger of property injury and private damage by being ready for probably extreme climate this weekend.”

The fundamental guidelines consists of:

  • having sufficient meals and water for 72 hours

  • monitoring native media shops for updates

  • securing gates, doorways and home windows

  • shifting yard furnishings and securing trash cans, hanging crops and something that may be picked up by wind

  • checking radio batteries

  • filling autos with fuel and parking them away from bushes

  • preserving pets inside

  • shifting any kind of watercraft to excessive floor

  • making certain private and household security

  • checking on neighbours

  • not leaving candles unattended

Senator Brian Francis of Prince Edward Island sends properly needs to residents of Atlantic Canada

06:52 , Peony Hirwani

Mi’kmaq chief and senator of Prince Edward Island Brian Francis has despatched his properly needs to residents of Atlantic Canada.

On Friday (23 September), he wrote on Twitter: “My ideas tonight are with Islanders and residents of Atlantic Canada/Jap Quebec.

“With no indicators of slowing down, #HurricaneFiona is anticipated to trigger harmful situations and important injury. Please keep secure and knowledgeable! & verify on weak family and neighbours!”

Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s warning for residents

06:36 , Peony Hirwani

As Hurricane Fiona hits Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has urged residents “to be conscious of the hazards” that the storm might current.

“Because the storm approaches, it is very important keep in mind that excessive climate will lead to hazardous situations, decreased visibility and doable hydro-planning on our roads and highways,” the RCMP web site states. “Drivers may encounter wind-blown particles on the street and sudden flooding which could be harmful for motorists and detrimental to freeway situations.

“The RCMP encourage the general public to maintain the roads clear for emergency autos and chorus from pointless journey till after the storm has handed and clean-up efforts are full.

“Should you should journey, enable for added journey time, let somebody know your vacation spot, decelerate, look ahead to pooling water and use your hazard alerts should you should cease alongside the way in which.”

The police can also be encouraging the residents to keep up a “secure viewing distance alongside seashores and shorelines” as storm-driven waves and tides could cause unpredictable and lethal situations, as anybody near the coast might be swept into the ocean.

Residents share footage from Halifax as bushes fall on roads

06:16 , Peony Hirwani

Nova Scotia residents proceed to share footage of hurricane Fiona with clips displaying bushes falling on roads.

‘Surge is now coming in quick’: Storm hunter Mark Robinson shares newest replace from Louisbourg

06:09 , Peony Hirwani

Mark Robinson says that the “waves are overtopping the docks” in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia as hurricane Fiona hits the province.

Storm hunter Mark Robinson shares hurricane Fiona replace from the docks in Louisbourg

05:47 , Peony Hirwani

Storm hunter Mark Robinson is sharing dwell updates of “excessive wind and waves” attributable to hurricane Fiona from the docks in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.

“State of affairs is quickly deteriorating on the docks in Louisbourg,” he says in his video. “You possibly can see behind me that the winds are ticking up the ocean and simply flinging it up and over.

“I’m tasting salt water. I’m smelling the ocean.

“As we get nearer to the centre of the storm, this [place] is probably going going to be underwater.”

Puerto Rico is with out energy greater than 5 days after Hurricane Fiona struck

05:45 , Peony Hirwani

Half of Puerto Rico is experiencing an influence reduce greater than 5 days after Hurricane Fiona struck, together with a complete city the place not a single work crew has arrived.

Many residents of the US territory are offended and incredulous, and calls are rising for the ouster of the island’s non-public electrical energy transmission and distribution firm.

They’re questioning why it’s taking so lengthy to revive energy since Fiona was a Class 1 storm that didn’t have an effect on your entire island, and whose rain – not wind – inflicted the best injury.

Hundreds of Nova Scotia residents misplaced energy amid excessive winds and rain as Hurricane Fiona hit the province

05:39 , Peony Hirwani

By 11.59pm yesterday, there have been greater than 153,000 clients with out energy, in keeping with the utility firm’s on-line outage map.

A lot of these outages have been due to excessive winds and rain, in keeping with the map. It mentioned the ability might be again on by Saturday (24 September) for some, whereas others might have to attend till Wednesday (28 September).

ICYMI: Canada’s ‘Sandy’

05:04 , Graeme Massie

A meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre instructed CNN that Fiona might be a Canadian equal to Hurricane Sandy, which smashed into New York and New Jersey in 2012.

Fiona, very like Sandy, is a really massive storm, spanning lots of of miles large. The storm can also be forecast to alter right into a post-tropical windstorm, very like Sandy, Axios stories.

Nova Scotia residents share clips of hurricane Fiona

04:57 , Peony Hirwani

Social media customers have began posting clips of hurricane Fiona from their properties in Nova Scotia.

In lots of clips, winds and rain could be seen gushing by means of the streets because the storm hits the province.

Storm chaser Josh Morgerman points replace about hurricane as Fiona hits Nova Scotia

04:47 , Peony Hirwani

TV character {and professional} storm chaser Josh Morgerman has issued an replace about hurricane Fiona because it hit Nova Scotia.

“[It’s] 12:25am in Glace Bay and never a drop of rain however the wind is ripping fairly good. It’s a good stiff wind.

“You could have moments the place you get that loopy hurricane howl.”

ICYMI: Trudeau urges residents to organize

04:06 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: Fiona churns up large waves within the Atlantic close to Bermuda

03:03 , Graeme Massie

JetBlue flight flew instantly over Hurricane Fiona

02:14 , Ethan Freedman

A flight between Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Newark, New Jersey flew over Hurricane Fiona on Monday evening

This JetBlue flight flew instantly over Hurricane Fiona

Bridge closes

01:55 , Ethan Freedman

The MacKay Bridge, which runs between Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is closing because the province prepares for Hurricane Fiona

Mariners safe their boats earlier than the storm

01:35 , Ethan Freedman

Rick Ellerbrook checks on the lines holding his sailboat in Sydney, Nova Scotia in preparation for Hurricane Fiona (AP)

Rick Ellerbrook checks on the strains holding his sailboat in Sydney, Nova Scotia in preparation for Hurricane Fiona (AP)

Jeffrey Mosher ties down his boat in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The storm is expected to bring massive swells and hurricane-force winds to the province (REUTERS)

Jeffrey Mosher ties down his boat in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The storm is anticipated to deliver large swells and hurricane-force winds to the province (REUTERS)

Hurricane season lastly heats up

01:15 , Ethan Freedman

The 2022 hurricane season within the Atlantic bought off to a sluggish begin, with simply three named storms forming by the top of August.

However September has introduced wave after wave of exercise, together with Fiona, essentially the most highly effective storm of the season.

At the moment, there are 4 tropical cyclones within the Atlantic basin. The US Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had forecast an “above-normal” season, with as much as 20 named storms.

Radar exhibits Fiona approaching

Saturday 24 September 2022 00:56 , Ethan Freedman

Halifax hunkers down for the storm

Saturday 24 September 2022 00:36 , Ethan Freedman

Francis Bruhm places sandbags around the Nova Scotia Power Building in Halifax on Friday in preparation for Hurricane Fiona (REUTERS)

Francis Bruhm locations sandbags across the Nova Scotia Energy Constructing in Halifax on Friday in preparation for Hurricane Fiona (REUTERS)

Prime Minister Trudeau speaks on impending Hurricane Fiona

Saturday 24 September 2022 00:17 , Ethan Freedman

Hurricane-chasing drone information 50ft waves

Friday 23 September 2022 23:57 , Ethan Freedman

An unmanned, hurricane-chasing drone has captured footage of practically 50 ft waves on the centre of Hurricane Fiona.“Saildrone 1078” recorded the large waves and wind speeds over 100 mph off Bermuda on Thursday within the midst of the primary Class 4 hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic season.SD 1078 is one in all seven “hurricane” saildrones working within the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season, gathering information to raised perceive the bodily processes of hurricanes. The purpose is to enhance forecasting and scale back lack of life in the course of the excessive climate occasions.“Hurricane Fiona intensified from a tropical storm to a Class 1 hurricane simply earlier than hitting Puerto Rico, inflicting important injury and lack of life,” mentioned Richard Jenkins, Saildrone founder and CEO, in a press release.“The information Saildrone autos are gathering will assist the science group higher perceive fast intensification, giving folks residing in our coastal communities extra time to organize.”

Hurricane-chasing drone captures Fiona’s 50ft waves

Doubtless Tropical Storm Ian

Friday 23 September 2022 23:37 , Ethan Freedman

Tropical Melancholy 9, which fashioned within the Caribbean this morning, is more likely to turn out to be a tropical storm within the subsequent couple of days – and a hurricane after that.

The storm is more likely to deliver heavy rain and winds to Cuba, Jamaica and Cayman Islands earlier than heading as much as the US.

Forecasts at this level are nonetheless far out and will change, however the Nationwide Hurricane Centre predicts that it might be a Class 3 storm by the point it reaches Florida’s Gulf Coast, which might be the primary main hurricane of the yr to hit the continental US.

Grocery shops see empty cabinets

Friday 23 September 2022 23:17 , Ethan Freedman

Grocery store shelves are empty in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday as people prepare for Hurricane Fiona to hit the region (AP)

Grocery retailer cabinets are empty in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday as folks put together for Hurricane Fiona to hit the area (AP)

Flooding might be ‘important’

Friday 23 September 2022 22:57 , Ethan Freedman

The newest replace from the US Nationwide Hurricane Centre warns that some areas of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland may even see as much as 10 inches (25 centimetres) of rain, which may create “important” flooding.

Some areas in Labrador and Quebec will see as much as 5 inches (13 cm), whereas New Brunswick will see as much as three (eight cm).

40-foot waves anticipated because the storm hits Canada

Friday 23 September 2022 22:37 , Ethan Freedman

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has warned that waves as much as 40 ft (12 metres) may swell as Hurricane Fiona reaches land tonight.

The swells will create extraordinarily harmful situations for boats, and probably result in erosion and flooding alongside the coasts.

Tropical Storm Hermine has fashioned

Friday 23 September 2022 22:05 , Ethan Freedman

Tropical Storm Hermine has fashioned off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal, the eighth named storm of the season.

The storm is anticipated to hit some islands within the subsequent few days earlier than weakening however in any other case doesn’t pose a serious menace to land.

One other tropical melancholy within the Caribbean will seemingly be named “Ian”

Nova Scotia Premier urgest residents to organize

Friday 23 September 2022 21:25 , Ethan Freedman

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston put out a video on Twitter asking residents to prepare for the storm, together with monitoring climate forecasts, ensuring they’ve sufficient meals and securing down their properties.

Friday 23 September 2022 20:22 , Ethan Freedman

A variety of occasions and public providers have been cancelled in Atlantic Canada because of the storm.

International Information stories that bus and ferry service has been shut down in Halifax and flights are being cancelled in a lot of the area.

Universities are closing by means of the weekend as is a Halifax shopping center. The Halifax Oyster Pageant, together with quite a few youth league hockey video games, have been postponed.

Tropical Depressions pose new menace

Friday 23 September 2022 18:52 , Ethan Freedman

Whereas Fiona is heading north, two different tropical depressions have fashioned within the Atlantic and are more likely to turn out to be tropical storms throughout the subsequent day or so.

One is within the Caribbean and one other is close to Senegal. Whichever reaches tropical storm standing first – that means winds 39 miles per hour (63 kilometres per hour) or better – will turn out to be Tropical Storm Hermine, and the opposite could be Tropical Storm Ian

“All preparartions needs to be full by this night”

Friday 23 September 2022 18:20 , Ethan Freedman

An replace on Hurricane Fiona from the Canadian authorities urged residents in affected areas to be ready by this night, as heavy rains and wind will begin to hit quickly, reaching full depth in a single day and into Saturday morning

Friday 23 September 2022 18:02 , Ethan Freedman

Satellite tv for pc imagery exhibits all 4 tropical cyclones presently brewing within the Atlantic Basin – Fiona within the northwest, Tropical Storm Gaston within the japanese Atlantic, Tropical Melancholy 9 within the Caribbean and Tropical Melancholy Ten off the coast of Senegal

Friday 23 September 2022 17:47 , Ethan Freedman

The storm is presently off the coast of Maryland however headed north rapidly.

The storm can also be very large, and rainfall has already begun in Nova Scotia.

Friday 23 September 2022 17:32 , Ethan Freedman

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued hurricane warnings for a lot of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland

Fiona, now a Class 4 hurricane, is projected to weaken considerably by the point it reaches land, however will nonetheless deliver harmful climate to the Canadian Atlantic Coast

Canada prepares for ‘strongest-ever’ storm

Friday 23 September 2022 17:28 , Ethan Freedman

Hurricane Fiona: Canada prepares for ‘strongest-ever’ storm

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