Several hours of intense weather expected in Truro area, due to Fiona


It looks like the Truro area can expect twelve hours of intense weather from hurricane Fiona.

Environment Canada is warning of possible severe and damaging gusts, coastal storm surges and pounding rain as Fiona merges with a low-pressure trough and transforms into a powerful post-tropical storm on Saturday.

CTV Atlantic Meteorologist Kalin Mitchell tells us he's looking at the worst of the rain and wind to impact the Truro area over a twelve hour period, from 10 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday.

Mitchell says there are concerns about localized and flash flooding, with Truro possibly picking up between 100 mm and 125 mm of rain from Friday into Saturday.

He also says the Truro area could experience gusts of between 90 and 115 km/h tomorrow night into Saturday, which, of course brings concerns about possible power outages.

Nova Scotia Power says it will be activating its Emergency Operations Centre at 8 a.m. Friday and crews will be in place and ready to respond to the storm.