Hurricane Fiona hit eastern Canada on Saturday with winds of over 140 kilometers per hour, after passing through the island of Bermuda.
Hurricane Fiona hits the island of Bermuda with heavy rains
The National Hurricane Center of the United States (NHC for its acronym in English), specified that Fiona could affect the Atlantic coast of Canada as a powerful cyclone with strong winds, storm surges and intense rains.
Thousands of people denounced that in social networks that they are without electrical service after the arrival of the now post-tropical cyclone.
Fiona strengthened into a post-tropical cyclone on Friday night, but forecasters warned it could become one of the most severe storms in the country’s history.
Before the imminent arrival of the meteorological phenomenon, the Canadian Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for coastal extensions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
For its part, the NHC reported on Friday that Fiona was moving with winds of up to 165 kilometers per hour and the center of the hurricane was located about 220 kilometers southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Canadian authorities sent emergency alerts to the Atlantic area and advised the evacuation of the towns that could be affected by Fiona and avoid human losses to be regretted.
In its passage through the Caribbean as a category 4 hurricane, Fiona left at least five dead and extensive material damage.