Hurricane warnings issued for Atlantic Canada, significant impacts from high winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall are likely

Hurricane warnings issued for Atlantic Canada, significant impacts from high winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall are likely

Fiona is expected to affect portions of Atlantic Canada as a powerful hurricane-force cyclone late Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 2022, and significant impacts from high winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall are likely, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warns. Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings have now been issued for much of Atlantic Canada.

Fiona becomes a Category 4 hurricane, expected to hit Atlantic Canada as a powerful hurricane-force cyclone

Fiona becomes a Category 4 hurricane, expected to hit Atlantic Canada as a powerful hurricane-force cyclone

Fiona strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, while moving away from the Turks and Caicos islands. The center of Fiona will continue to move away from the islands today, and approach Bermuda late on Thursday. The system is expected to affect portions of Atlantic Canada as a powerful hurricane-force cyclone late Friday and Saturday.

Hurricane “Fiona” makes landfall in Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and massive power outages

Hurricane “Fiona” makes landfall in Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and massive power outages

Category 1 Hurricane “Fiona” made landfall along the extreme southwestern coast of Puerto Rico near Punta Tocon at 19:20 UTC on September 18, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph) and minimum central pressure of 986 hPa. This is the first hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane “Maria” in 2017.