Hurricane Fiona passes through Bermuda and heads for Canada after devastating Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Fiona passes through Bermuda and heads for Canada after devastating Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Fiona is now heading toward eastern Canada after wreaking havoc in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this week (Photos: AP/Reuters)

Hurricane Fiona is now heading toward eastern Canada after wreaking havoc in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this week (Photos: AP/Reuters)

After a week of mass destruction to several Caribbean islands, Hurricane Fiona is heading towards eastern Canada, where it is expected to become a ‘landmark climate event’.

The deadly storm passed Bermuda on Thursday before heading northeast towards Canada. Those in the storm’s path were told to be on high alert after Fiona wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos and other parts of the Caribbean last week.

The Canadian Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for coastal portions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

Fiona will be a historically severe storm for eastern Canada, bringing dangerous flooding, hurricane-force winds and thunderstorms starting Saturday, according to forecasters from AccuWeather.

A man points to a house that collapsed by Hurricane Fiona at Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)

A man points to a house that was collapsed by Hurricane Fiona at Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico (Photo: AP)

This image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Hurricane Center shows a satellite view as Hurricane Fiona makes its way up the Atlantic coast of the United States, Thursday night, September 22, 2022. Hurricane Fiona hit Bermuda with heavy rains and winds as it swept across the island on a route that reaches northeastern Canada as a still-strong storm on Friday.  (NOAA via AP) 11241813 Spooky video shows massive waves off the coast of Bermuda as Hurricane Fiona begins to hit the island - days after devastating the Dominican Republic and cutting power to Puerto Rico

Satellite view as Hurricane Fiona climbs the Atlantic coast of the United States (Photo: AP)

The storm “is becoming a severe event for Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec,” Canadian Hurricane Center officials said Thursday. Hurricanes in Canada are extremely rare, as storms often lose strength as they reach colder waters.

Late Thursday, Fiona sustained winds as strong as 125 mph (205 km/h) and headed northeast at 25 mph (41 km/h).

On Friday, the storm moved to a Category 3 storm, although it is likely to no longer be categorized as a hurricane when it makes landfall in Nova Scotia this weekend.

With the storm comes the possibility of massive 50-foot-high waves off the coast, forecasters predict. Authorities are also warning of the possibility that hurricane-force winds will bring downed trees and widespread power outages in the region.

View of a damaged bridge after Hurricane Fiona hit Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)

View of a damaged bridge after Hurricane Fiona hit Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico (Photo: AP)

FILE PHOTO: A man walks through rubble after Hurricane Fiona in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo/File Photo

A man walks through rubble after Hurricane Fiona hits Guayanilla, Puerto Rico (Photo: Reuters)

Fiona left great damage in her path and took the lives of at least eight people. Much of Puerto Rico remains without electricity, and many people still have no running water since the storm hit the island on Sunday.

Some parts of Puerto Rico received over 30 inches of rain during the storm, while in the Dominican Republic the massive amount of flooding completely destroyed thousands of homes. There, hundreds of thousands of people are still without electricity and running water.

As Fiona moves away from the Caribbean, another tropical storm has begun to form in the center of the Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm, which will be dubbed Hermine, is expected to bring heavy rains to Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, northern Venezuela and northern Colombia, and could head toward Cuba and enter the Gulf of Mexico early next week.

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Source : metro.co.uk

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