The National Hurricane Center anticipated that recently formed Typhoon Ian in the Caribbean would keep on developing, make landfall as a storm from the beginning of the week in Cuba, and afterward make landfall in southern Florida right off the bat Wednesday (21 Sep.).
Fiona – a post tropical cyclone
Fiona, a hurricane that is now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, made landfall in Nova Scotia early on Saturday. This meteorological event may go down as “landmark” for Canada.
According to the Canadian Hurricane Centre, Fiona had an estimated barometric pressure of 931.6 mb when it made landfall at Hart Island, making it the lowest pressure storm to ever make landfall in Canada. Beaver Island in eastern Nova Scotia experienced high winds of 94 mph (152 km/h).
Nova Scotia facing power outages
As electricity were disrupted by winds and rain that extended well beyond the storm’s center, portions of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island began to notice the storm’s arrival Saturday morning. According to the area’s power outage center, more than 376,000 consumers in Nova Scotia have experienced power outages so far though.
Fiona – a historic occurrence for Canada
According to Canadian experts, Fiona is expected to be a “severe weather disaster” in eastern Canada and might bring two months’ weight of rain.
According to Chris Fogarty, manager of the Canadian Hurricane Center, “this might be a historic occurrence for Canada in terms of the severity of a tropical cyclone,” and it might even turn into Canada’s Severe Storms.
Fiona is similar to Sandy
Similar to Sandy, Fiona transitioned to a post-tropical storm before making landfall and arrived at the same moment as a wave of reduced pressure and cold air to the north.
As Fiona is doing well, these storms frequently intensify dramatically. Sandy was bigger than Fiona was predicted to be. However, the basic mechanism is the same: two factors sort feed off one another to form a powerful storm like the one we’ll experience tonight and into tomorrow.
According to officials, storm surge will be “very strong.”
In the days preceding Fiona’s anticipated arrival, authorities increased resources to help those in need and urged locals to exercise caution.
John Lohr, the minister in charge of the Emergency Management Office for Nova Scotia, stated on 22 Sep (thursday) that it may be quite dangerous. It is anticipated that impacts will be noticed throughout the province.
A prolonged power loss may result from destructive winds, large waves, coastal storm surge, and heavy rains. A 72-hour emergency kit should be assembled, outdoor goods should be secured, trees should be trimmed, cell phones should be charged, and so on.