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Hurricane centre warns Nova Scotians to 'get ready'

Peter Boyer of the Canadian Hurricane Centre said Nova Scotians should “get ready” and start preparing now for Hurricane Bill.

Peter Boyer of the Canadian Hurricane Centre said Nova Scotians should “get ready” and start preparing now for Hurricane Bill.

“You want to prepare for the eventuality of being without power and water for 72 hours,” he told Metro.

The latest potential tracking information from the National Hurricane Centre shows Hurricane Bill heading towards Atlantic Canada by either late Sunday or Monday. But Boyer couldn’t say yet whether the second named storm of the hurricane season would actually make landfall here.

“I haven’t got the foggiest idea what’s going to happen on Day 6 right now,” he said, adding the severity of the storm is unpredictable at the moment, but models indicate that the storm will curve north.

“That seems to make it almost inevitable that the storm will find some part of Eastern Canada. Whether that’s the marine areas or the land district, it’s still too far to say.”

Hurricane Bill is currently a Category 2 storm located east of Bermuda and is packing wind gusts of up to 110 m/ph. It is forecast to eventually become a Category 3 storm, although Boyer said they’ll have a better projection on things today.

 
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