Latest Hurricane Fiona: Bermuda braces for impact


Hurricane Fiona, now a monster Category 4 storm with 130mph winds, is targeting Bermuda as hard-hit Puerto Rico seeks to recover.

Latest predictions

A hurricane warning is in effect for Bermuda, where tropical storm conditions are expected to begin Thursday evening.

A map shows a predicted track for Hurricane Fiona on September 22, 2022.

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Hurricane conditions are possible overnight, depending on how close Fiona passes the island.

On Saturday morning, a weakened Fiona will make landfall in Nova Scotia, Canada, bringing strong, gusty winds to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

The east coast of the United States could see an increased threat of rip currents, as well as choppy waves.

PHOTO: A map shows the current tearing threat for Hurricane Fiona, September 22, 2022.

A map shows the current tearing threat for Hurricane Fiona, September 22, 2022.

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Devastated Puerto Rico seeks recovery

As Fiona races forward, Puerto Rico seeks to recover after the storm swept through the island this week, killing several people, knocking out power and demolishing water service.

PHOTO: Cars drive under a downed utility pole in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, September 21, 2022.

Cars drive under a downed utility pole in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, September 21, 2022.

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The flooding was catastrophic, with Fiona dumping up to 30 inches of rain.

President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration for the US territory.

Potential next storm

A tropical wave known as Invest-98L has a 90% chance of developing over the next five days.

It will move into the western Caribbean this weekend where conditions will be ripe for tropical development. The tropical wave is heading for the hottest source of water in the Atlantic Basin, giving it the potential to become a major hurricane.

After that weekend, models split in her path. Most models take the storm to the Gulf. Some models predict a strong storm moving through Cuba and off the east coast of Florida, while a few models track a weaker storm in Central America.

ABC News’ Riley Winch and Max Golembo contributed to this report.

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