Weather: Canada is bracing for one of the worst storms on record

Hurricane Fiona, which has already claimed lives in Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and the Dominican Republic, is now moving towards the east coast of Canada.

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DWinds up to 215 km/h, heavy rain… Hurricane Fiona, which was considered a four-fifths strength Wednesday and Thursday, is slowly approaching Canada’s Atlantic coast. It should cross the coast on Saturday morning.

A warning has been issued for the provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and southern Quebec.

Residents can expect very strong wind and power outages. It is also reported that there will be heavy rain. Officials have warned residents that flooding and downed trees could lead to temporary road closures.

Fiona is expected to be a more powerful hurricane than Juan in 2003 or Hurricane Dorian in 2019, which caused severe damage along its path, Canadian Hurricane Center meteorologist Bob Robichaud said at a news conference. “We’ll have to decide where it goes in the history books, but it’s certainly going to be a historic and serious event for eastern Canada,” Robichaud said.

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