Hurricane Fiona rainfall and wind forecast
Hurricane Fiona will bring heavy rain, very strong winds, and storm surge to parts of Newfoundland.
The storm will get underway on Friday night and continue to Sunday night for some areas.
Similar to what we have been reporting over the past few days, the heaviest rain will fall across western Newfoundland. These areas will likely see over 100 mm of rain.
The same areas expecting heavy rain will also see strong winds. Gusts to over 100 km/h are possible.
Swells generated by Fiona are expected to reach Atlantic Canada over the next day or so. The swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. A dangerous storm surge could also impact the southern coasts of Newfoundland.
In Labrador some significant snow is possible. We will have more details on that tomorrow.
Marine Atlantic says crossings in the Cabot Strait could be impacted from Friday, September 23, through to Sunday, September 25.
Residents should be prepared for significant travel disruptions, prolonged power outages, flooding, and wind damage. You should have an emergency kit ready.
You should secure loose objects outside your home, clean up any debris, and make sure the storm drains near your home are clear.
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Newfoundland Power Outage Line 1-800-474-5711
NL Hydro Outage Line 1-888-737-1296