The effects of Hurricane Teddy are being felt more and more along the coasts of the Atlantic Provinces, including Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Also, closer to home, the Îles-de-la-Madeleine will face rain, gusts between 80 and 95 km/h, and waves up to five meters high in the coming days. Since Tuesday, residents of the Magdalen Islands have been feeling the coming hurricane with a lot of precipitation and winds, as well as power losses.
The hurricane has been classified as a Type 2 hurricane and Environment Canada estimates that it is more than 1000 km in diameter and is moving northward at a speed of 45 km/h with winds reaching 160 km/h. “In terms of its surface, it’s fairly comparable to Dorian,” Canadian Hurricane Centre meteorologist Bob Robichaud said during a web conference on Tuesday. “The maximum winds and the largest amounts of rain are not the same size,” he pointed out.
Heavy rainfall across the country, along with rising wave levels, means there is a fairly high risk of flooding in many areas. “There is certainly still a risk of flooding, especially along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, and possibly even in southwestern Newfoundland,” Robichaud added.