Rare hurricane warnings issued in Canada as Fiona nears

Fiona, now a Category 4 hurricane, pummeled Bermuda with intense winds Friday morning.

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

Conditions on the island will improve throughout the day and tropical storm conditions will be gone by the afternoon.

Increasing wind pushes waves towards the south shore before the arrival of Hurricane Fiona in Bermuda, Sept. 22, 2022.Nicola Muirhead/Reuters

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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.

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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.

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. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.NOAA Handout via Reuters

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

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