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Hurricane Fiona hits Bermuda, 70% of the island without power

A hurricane warning is in effect for Bermuda as Fiona, now a Category 3 hurricane, hits the island with intense winds Friday morning.

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

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

Increased wind is pushing waves towards the south shore ahead of Hurricane Fiona’s landfall in Bermuda, September 22, 2022.

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Next, Fiona sets her sights on Canada, where residents are bracing for what could be one of the country’s strongest storms.

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

Rare hurricane warnings are in effect for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. A major storm surge is expected.

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

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

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