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Nova Scotians urged to prepare for Hurricane Fiona as powerful storm looms

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Hurricane Fiona, which is expected to bring pounding rain, severe winds and storm surges to the province.In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Jason Mew, the director of the province’s Emergency Management Office’s incident management division, had a simple message: be prepared.

Hurricane Fiona shaping up to be ‘potentially severe event’ for Atlantic Canada “I cannot stress this enough … prepare today, continue to prepare tomorrow for a very intense event Friday evening into Saturday,” he said.EMO is advising Nova Scotians to prepare by doing the following:Mew said it’s important that everyone takes the storm, which is expected to bring a lot of rain and strong winds to the region, seriously.“We will definitely see impacts from the storm,” he said.“They’re going to vary depending on what part of the province you’re in, but definitely, now’s the time to make those preparations.”Mew said EMO has been in contact with municipalities around the province to ensure comfort centres are ready, and asking them to reach out to people who may be living in tents and direct them to the appropriate resources.

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