Hurricane Fiona


Bradley Akin, Journalist

 Strengthening in the early morning of September 20th, Hurricane Fiona slammed through the Dominican Republic and is heading for the Turks and Caicos. Fiona left the Dominican Republic in shambles, with over 1 million people out of water. Bumped up to a category 3 Hurricane; Fiona has sustained 111 mph winds, with significant flooding. Although these would be insignificant compared to the damage it recently caused, Fiona put states bordering the east coast on high alert for abnormally large waves and minor changes to the tide.

While Fiona rapidly moves up the Atlantic ocean, it has increased in wind speed and is borderline a category 4. As this deadly typhoon inches closer and closer to the coast of Canada, Canadians prepare for what could be a historic hurricane for the country. Late September 24th, a dangerous tropical cyclone, Fiona, officially hit Canada’s Atlantic coast with the full force of a post-tropical Hurricane. Only a few days after the disaster, government officials have already concluded millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and other infrastructure. No fatalities have yet to be discovered, though we will not know the peak amount of damage hurricane Fiona has caused to this country for another couple of weeks.