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Power outages and storm surges – Cyclone “Fiona” causes devastation in eastern Canada – News




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  • Cyclone “Fiona” caused damage along Canada’s east coast with heavy rainfall and storm surges. Around 500,000 households are cut off from electricity.
  • A state of emergency has been declared in some areas. The police had previously instructed residents to leave the danger zones.
  • “Fiona” hit land in Nova Scotia early on Saturday morning (local time) with wind speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

Heavy rain and hurricane-force gusts of wind on Saturday uprooted trees, washed houses into the sea and damaged power lines.

In the province of Newfoundland, according to police, two women were torn into the sea by the storm. One of them was saved. The second was still missing.

Wind speeds up to 130 km/h

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

On Saturday morning she hit the coast of the eastern province of Nova Scotia, according to the US hurricane center NHC. The authorities in Nova Scotia had warned, among other things, of power outages. People in the affected coastal areas should stock up so that they can stay indoors for at least 72 hours.

New hurricane brewing in Caribbean


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The next strong storm has already formed in the Caribbean. He was christened “Ian” and was traveling in the center of the Caribbean on Saturday with sustained wind speeds of up to 75 kilometers per hour, as the US hurricane center NHC announced. It is expected that “Ian” will gain strength and become a hurricane late on Sunday (local time) or on Monday night near the Cayman Islands. The tropical storm is expected to pass Jamaica on Sunday and approach the Cayman Islands and western Cuba. The expected large amounts of rain could cause flash floods.

For the middle of next week, the hurricane center warned of storm surges, hurricane-force storms and heavy rainfall in the west of the US state of Florida. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency as a precaution and called on the population to take precautions.


SRF 4 News, 09/24/22, 2 p.m.;



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