Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Nova Scotia. How rare is that?

Dear Tom,

Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Nova Scotia. How rare is that?

Thank you, Darryl H. Tinley Park

Dear Daryl,

A post-tropical Fiona made landfall on September 24 in eastern Nova Scotia with winds of 90 mph and waves of 50 feet, and may well be the strongest storm to ever make landfall in Canada. . Electricity was completely cut off throughout Prince Edward Island. However, hurricanes affecting the Canadian Maritimes are not as rare as one might think. According to Environment Canada, Newfoundland leads all of Canada with a tropical cyclone impact every 1.4 years, followed by Nova Scotia with an encounter every 1.4 years. 2.4 years. Most storms that hit Newfoundland are in a waning mode, due to the surrounding cold water. However, one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record hit eastern Newfoundland on September 9, 1775. More than 4,000 sailors perished in the storm which brought 20-30 foot seas to the area .

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