Key Fiona Headlines
- Bermuda Assessment: While Fiona's windfield is undergoing meaningful expansion, the core of hurricane conditions remain offshore of the island. With the most stringent building standards in the Atlantic basin, there is minimal expectation of insured losses for Bermuda.
- Final Approach to Atlantic Canada: The forecast is unchanged, with a historic event unfolding across Atlantic Canada in the next 48 hours. See our updates from Wednesday and Thursday for forecast details.
- Potential Insured Impacts to Canada: The top ten insured loss events in history for Canada do not include a hurricane event. Moreover, Fiona is expected to track between Halifax, NS to the west (population ~350,000) and St. John, NF well to the east (population 185,000). The population centers of most concern is Prince Edward Island (155,000) and Sydney, NS (106,000) on the eastern end of the province. While possible Fiona ultimately breaks into the top ten insured losses of all-time, the fortunate track indicates this will likely not be a top three insured loss event.
- Tropical Depression #9: A separate Live Event post will be made later today regarding the escalating risk of Tropical Depression #9 in the Caribbean and longer term US implications.
Guy Carpenter meteorologists will monitor Fiona and its impacts to Atlantic Canada. This will likely be the final report for Fiona, barring unanticipated insured loss outcomes.
Additional links of interest:
Fiona Satellite Imagery from CIRA Colorado State
Canada Hurricane Center
U.S. National Hurricane Center
Bermuda Weather Service
PEI Storm Surge Warning System
PEI Weather Conditions
Nova Scotia Emergency Management Operations
Canada Tidal Gauge Network