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Hurricane Bill Friday

Storm bill-ding and heading our way

Hurricane Bill Friday

Hurricane Bill's projected path as of Friday morning. On its current storm track, Bill could hit Atlantic Canada late Sunday.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre is informing the public that “the swell from hurricane Bill will arrive along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Saturday. Swell heights near 2 metres will generate rough surf and hazardous rip currents along some beaches. Breaking wave heights on the shoreline may exceed 3 metres”.

Hardcore surfers headed out very early this morning to take advantage of the swells before things get too serious. Once the storm hits, no one wants to be near the waves!

According to the Canadian Hurricane Centre, “tropicl storm warnings will be issued shortly for portions of southwestern Nova Scotia. Hurricane watches will be issued for portions of northeastern Nova Scotia”.

Also, “tropical storm watches will be issued for the remainder of Nova Scotia and eastern Prince Edward Island and southwestern Newfoundland. Rainfall warnings are in effect for all of Nova Scotia and eastern Prince Edward Island for Sunday as the rainbands from Bill make their way onshore and inland”.

According to Environment Canada, “heavy rain is forecast on Sunday as hurricane Bill is expected to track south of Nova Scotia and just north of Sable Island”.

Experts are advising the public to be prepared in case we are faced with an emergency situation. The Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office (EMO) has a list of basic supplies in case of an emergency, as well as a list of recommended additional items. Visit www.emo.gov.ns.ca for full list of items.

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