Rare hurricane warnings issued in Canada as Fiona approaches

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A hurricane warning is in effect in Bermuda as Fiona, now a Category 4 hurricane, hits the island with strong winds Friday morning.

About 70% of Bermuda wakes up without power, according to the local power company.

Conditions on the island will improve later in the morning and tropical storm conditions will be gone by midday.

Increasing winds are pushing waves to the south coast ahead of Hurricane Fiona’s arrival in Bermuda, September 22, 2022.

Nicola Muirhead/Reuters

Fiona then turns to Canada, where residents brace themselves for what could be one of the strongest storms to ever hit the country.

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Fiona is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday morning, with strong wind gusts to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

PHOTO: Hurricane Fiona advances toward Canada's Maritimes provinces in a composite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-East weather satellite, Sept. 23, 2022.

Hurricane Fiona advances toward Canada’s Maritimes provinces in a composite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-East weather satellite, September 23, 2022. THIS IMAGE IS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

NOAA handout via Reuters

Rare hurricane warnings are in effect for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

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A major storm surge is expected. Power outages and widespread damage are possible.

The biggest impact in the United States will be high winds on Saturday with gusts up to 55 mph in Maine and an increased threat from rip currents, with waves as high as 3 feet, along the east coast.

Chris Donato, Riley Winch and Max Golembo of TAUT News contributed to this report.

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