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Hurricane Fiona: Eastern Quebec braces for ‘dangerous’ weather in Magdalen IslandsNews WAALI

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The Magdalen Islands, as well as the eastern Gaspé Peninsula and lower north coast, brace for the worst as Hurricane Fiona heads towards the region and is expected to be one of the most severe storms in the region’s history.

Its effects are already being felt, but the most intense period begins Friday night and lasts until late Saturday evening for the Magdalen Islands and the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula.

The full impact on the Lower North Shore will be felt Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

Environment Canada meteorologists provided an update Friday noon, saying the hurricane is moving slowly, making its effects worse.

This map shows the location of Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic on Friday morning as it approached Nova Scotia.
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The islands, which are right in the heart of the storm’s trajectory, are bracing for winds of between 100 and 160 kilometers per hour. The islands could also receive a total of 75 to 125 millimeters of rain, including the rain that has already fallen since Thursday night. A storm surge is on the way on Saturday morning and coastal roads are expected to be washed away.

As can be seen on this map, wind gusts of up to 160 km/h are expected when Fiona lands on the east coast.

Canadian meteorologist Jean-Philippe Bégin of Environment described the expected conditions in the Magdalen Islands as “extreme and even dangerous”.

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– This report from The Canadian Press was first published in French on September 23, 2022.

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