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Canada prepares for ‘Canadian version of Hurricane Sandy’ on Saturday

Canada prepares for ‘Canadian version of Hurricane Sandy’ on Saturday

Hurricane Fiona, which tore through Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic earlier this week, killed at least five people and left over a million… 23.09.2022, Sputnik International

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A category four hurricane can cause catastrophic damage with wind gusts between 130 and 156 mph. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), this type of hurricane has the ability to knock down roofs, exterior walls of some buildings, snap or uproot trees, and knock down utility poles with power outages that last “weeks or even months”. Hurricane Fiona is now heading north, with sustained winds at 130 mph sweeping sideways across the east coast with waves that can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet, and is expected to reach the Canadian Maritimes. Meteorologists predict it will be the strongest storm in the region’s history. The hurricane will turn into a bombogenesis as it hits the area. A bombogenesis or “cyclone bomb” is a “mid-latitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 mb (millibar) in 24 hours,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Millibars are a measure of atmospheric pressure. The state of Maine will experience wind gusts of up to 50 mph and may also experience power outages with waves of five to 10 feet a few hundred miles offshore as the state will experience Fiona in its category three arrange. The storm moved about 1,200 miles southwest of Halifax on Thursday morning and will hit Nova Scotia, where residents have been urged to start preparing for the destruction of the storm, which is expected to hit Saturday morning . ) Sandy,” added Chris Fogarty, meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Center, in reference to a hurricane that destroyed 24 states and caused $78.7 billion in damage. Meteorologists have used weather forecasting models that predict Fiona will bring pressure from 925 to 944 millibars, this in the category of a category four hurricane as it moves from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. On Wednesday, the White House approved a federal disaster declaration for Puerto Rico within the next month after Hurricane Fiona destroyed US territory. The hurricane, which dumped up to 30 inches of rain in parts of the territory and cut off access to electricity and drinking water, became a category four monster.

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Hurricane Fiona, which devastated Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic earlier this week, killed at least five people and left more than a million without power or running water. This is the first hurricane of the Atlantic season this year and it could reach a category four level.

A category Four the hurricane can cause catastrophic damage with wind gusts between 130 and 156 mph. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), this type of hurricane has the ability to knock down roofs, exterior walls of some buildings, snap or uproot trees, and knock down utility poles with power outages that last “weeks or even months”.

Hurricane Fiona is now heading north, with sustained winds at 130 mph sweeping sideways across the east coast with waves that can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet, and is expected to reach the Canadian Maritimes. Meteorologists predict it will be the strongest storm in the region’s history.

The hurricane will turn into a bombogenesis as it hits the area. A bombogenesis or “bomb cyclone” is a “mid-latitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 mb (millibar) in 24 hours,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Millibars are a measure of atmospheric pressure.
The image captures the moment a bridge was washed away by rising waters in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona landed on Sunday.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.09.2022

‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Puerto Rico after knocking out the island’s power grid
The state of Maine will experience wind gusts of up to 50 mph and may also experience power outages with five to 10 foot waves a few hundred miles offshore as the state will experience Fiona in its category three stage. The storm moved about 1,200 miles southwest of Halifax on Thursday morning and will hit Nova Scotia, where residents have been urged to start preparing for the destruction of the storm, which is expected to hit Saturday morning .
“Every Nova Scotian should prepare today and prepare for impact,” said John Lohr, the minister responsible for the Provincial Emergency Management Office, in a Thursday press conference. “The storm is expected to bring severe and damaging gusty winds, very high waves and coastal storm surges, intense and dangerous precipitation and prolonged power outages. Now is the time to prepare before Fiona hits tomorrow night .”

“This could be Canada’s version of (Hurricane) Sandy,” added Chris Fogarty, meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Center, referring to a hurricane that destroyed 24 states and caused $78.7 billion in damage.

Meteorologists have used weather forecast models that predict Fiona will bring pressure of 925 to 944 millibars, putting it in the category of a category four hurricane as it moves from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

“We need to make sure there’s a center where people can get to before the storm hits, because we know there are different types of housing that won’t be able to withstand winds, floods, the way other buildings can,” said Amanda McDougall, who is the mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. McDougall adds that area officials are preparing for the storm and working to keep residents safe.
On Wednesday, the White House approved a federal disaster declaration for Puerto Rico within the next month after Hurricane Fiona destroyed US territory. The hurricane, which dumped up to 30 inches of rain in parts of the territory and cut off access to electricity and drinking water, became a category four monster.



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