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We Survived Hurricane Fiona

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Hurricane Fiona showed us mercy.

Hurricane Fiona

We got lucky. Hurricane Fiona passed us by with barely any damage. Even though they were forecasting high winds reaching up to 100 km/h I don’t think the gusts actually hit over 70 km/h. The trees got a lot of leaves and small branches blown off but nothing too serious.

We lost power which we were expecting. I had just managed to finish cooking breakfast and the power went out just as the Keurig finished making my coffee. The timing couldn’t have been better.

When I checked the NB Powers outage page on their website they were estimating that the power would not be restored till the next day around 1 pm. So with that information we drove to the gas station and bought $20 worth of Premium Gasolene for the generator. We got home and filled up the generator and started it up.

We hooked up the TV and PS5 and charged our phones and I also decide to plug the fridge in because I had a beer in there that needed to stay cold. Heh heh. I played Minecraft for about 3 or 4 hours and the power ended up coming back on. Yup, we were prepared for at least a day without power and it ended up only being for about 5 or 6 hours. But I bet if we weren’t prepared it would have been out for days, that is just the way our luck goes.

The Fiona hurricane wasn’t as forgiving to others though.

hurricane fiona was close call

Phew, that was close! We were expecting to get hammered by Hurricane Fiona and we were prepared. We had our propane heaters, water jugs, butane stove, candles, batteries, radio, and flashlights all at the ready and we only ended up only needing to use the heater, stove, and generator for a short time. We got lucky.

Others on the other hand weren’t so lucky. The folks in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland got the worst of it. They were hit by the full force of hurricane Fiona. There was flooding and trees torn up all over the provinces, some houses were even washed away by the ocean swells.

I feel so bad for those who lost pretty much everything.

Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador
Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador
Hurricane Fiona in Nova Scotia
Hurricane Fiona ripped through Canada’s eastern seaboard at hurricane strength after making landfall in Nova Scotia

So much destruction is such a short period of time. Hurricane Fiona has made her mark and I’m pretty sure it will also be a memory for the residents who were in her destructive path which they wish that they never had to keep.

Storm Fiona makes landfall in Eastern Canada, and leaves a path of destruction

Conclusion…

Conclusion

Hurricane Fiona was a nasty bitch of a storm and we were lucky to be spared the damage that others in the maritime provinces had to experience. We were still prepared though. We weren’t going to take the chances because if we didn’t and the way our luck goes, we too would be taking video of our home floating away.

The sun is shining and there is a gentle breeze outside right now and you wouldn’t have known what happened yesterday actually happened by looking out the window here right now. Unfortunately, Hurricane Fiona left a huge mess for those who were in the thick of it and they’ll be cleaning up the mess for weeks. Some will even have to start rebuilding from scratch.

Did you experience Hurricane Fiona firsthand? Did Hurricane Fiona pass you by as it did us? Were you in any Danger from Hurricane Fiona? Post your answers below in the comments.

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