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Rare hurricane warnings issued in Canada as Fiona nears

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Rare hurricane warnings issued in Canada as Fiona nears

A hurricane warning is in effect in Bermuda as Fiona, now a Category 4 hurricane, pummels the island with intense winds Friday morning.

About 70% of Bermuda is waking up without power, according to the local power company.

Conditions on the island will improve later in the morning and tropical storm conditions will be gone by the afternoon.

PHOTO: Increasing wind pushes waves towards the south shore before the arrival of Hurricane Fiona in Bermuda, Sept. 22, 2022.
Increasing wind pushes waves towards the south shore before the arrival of Hurricane Fiona in Bermuda, Sept. 22, 2022.

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Next, Fiona takes aim at Canada, where residents are bracing for what could be one of the nation’s strongest storms ever.

Fiona is forecast to make landfall in Nova Scotia Saturday morning, bringing strong, gusty winds to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

PHOTO: Hurricane Fiona advances towards Canada's Maritimes provinces in a composite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-East weather satellite, Sept.23, 2022.
Hurricane Fiona advances towards Canada’s Maritimes provinces in a composite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-East weather satellite, Sept.23, 2022.
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NOAA Handout via Reuters

Rare hurricane warnings are in effect for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Significant storm surge is expected. Power outages and widespread damage are possible.

The biggest impact in the United States will be high winds gusting up to 55 mph in Maine on Saturday and an increased threat of rip currents, with 10-feet waves, along the East Coast.

ABC News’ Chris Donato, Riley Winch and Max Golembo contributed to this report.

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