Hurricane warnings are in effect for a huge swath of Canada's Atlantic coastline, with forecasters warning the massive storm will be a "historic storm for eastern Canada".


On Friday morning, the eye of the storm passed over the island.


The National Hurricane Center says that the intensity of the storm has been maintained for 48 hours.

Hurricane conditions are likely in Bermuda for the next few hours before the storm moves away from the island.

Hurricane warnings are in effect for much of the Nova Scotia coastline, from Hubbards to Brule, along with the province of Prince Edward Island.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for Nova Scotia because of forecasts of winds in excess of 100 mph and flooding that could reach 10 inches.

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The Canadian government said in a statement that similar storms have damaged buildings. It's possible that construction sites are vulnerable. Foliage on the trees could cause long and widespread utility outages.

Key Background

More than half of Puerto Rico is without power as a result of Hurricane Fiona. There were reports of major damage in the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos Islands. Many people in Puerto Rico are still recovering from the damage done by Hurricane Maria, which hit the island five years ago. The island's storm response will be covered by 100% of federal funding, according to President Joe Biden. Four people died in Puerto Rico due to the storm.

The central Caribbean Sea was the site of a tropical depression. Long-term models show that the system could threaten the Gulf Coast in the next week or so.

Surprising Fact

There have been no warnings issued for the U.S. coastline.

There are more tropical threats in the Atlantic.

More than one million people in Puerto Rico are still without power.