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Hurricane Fiona can be the strongest ever storm to have hit Canada

According to Tang, the storm holds the tendency to grow even more by the time it touches Canada.

Hurricane Fiona has reportedly lashed the Caribbean and is all set to brush by the Bermuda as a Category-3 storm, with no signs of slowing down before slamming into Canada.

On Thursday morning, Fiona was about 1,200 miles southwest of Halifax. Chris Fogarty, meteorologist at for Canada’s hurricane center said, “Please take it seriously because we are seeing meteorological numbers in our weather maps that are rarely seen here.”

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 He further mentioned that this could be Canada’s version of Hurricane Sandy.

On Thursday morning, ECCC Canadian Hurricane Centre updated the Canadians on twitter by posting a route of the storm. The tweet said, “Please take it seriously because we are seeing meteorological numbers in our weather maps that are rarely seen here.”

According to Tang, the storm holds the tendency to grow even more by the time it touches Canada. He explained, “Fiona is purely a hurricane right now. As it begins to interact with a cold weather system and jet stream, it will transition into a superstorm with characteristics of both a strong hurricane and a strong autumn cyclone with hurricane-force winds, very heavy rain, and large storm surge and waves.”

There could be significant flash flooding as areas like Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Western Newfoundland are expected to receive up to 6 inches of rain. Some areas can also face up to ten inches of rainfall. Large waves have also been forecasted for the region along with life-threatening storm.

 

Prabhnoor Kaur

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