Post-tropical storm Fiona has made landfall in Nova Scotia, bringing severe wind, downing trees and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.
In an update shortly before 6 a.m., the Canadian Hurricane Centre said the storm made landfall early Saturday morning over eastern Guysborough County. “This storm continues to produce severe winds and heavy rainfall,” the centre said.
Strongest winds yet blowing through the Sydney waterfront. Easily 140km/h in gusts. <a href=«https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fiona?src=hash&ref_src=» https:>#Fiona pic.twitter.com/oYVvNqxVsx — Anthony Farnell (@AnthonyFarnell) <a href=«https://twitter.com/AnthonyFarnell/status/1573611624988024834?ref_src=» https:>September 24, 2022 Shortly after 7 a.m., the hard-hit Cape Breton Regional Municipality declared a local state of emergency, “amid widespread power outage, road closures, displaced residents and structural damage.” Residents in Cape Breton Regional Municipality are asked to shelter in place and call 911 for evacuation if their shelter has failed.
A Red Cross shelter is also in operation at Centre 200 in Sydney. The municipality said comfort centres will open when local travel is declared safe by officials. “It is currently not safe to travel.