[RAC-Bulletin] Hurricane Dorian Update: Environment Canada issues Tropical Cyclone Information Statement for Atlantic Canada and Southern Quebec

Environment Canada issued a Tropical Cyclone Information Statement this morning for Atlantic Canada and Southern Quebec and it has been provided below. I will monitor its progress during the coming days and provide updates.

Operators are advised to prepare their homes for high winds and rain and, when able, to monitor local repeaters, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Emergency Centre of Activity Frequencies and the Hurricane Watch Net to provide local information.

Stay tuned to this website and to our social media sites for more information.

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Environment Canada Tropical Cyclone Information Statement:

https://www.weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html

8:27 AM ADT Friday 06 September 2019

Tropical cyclone information statement for:

New Brunswick:

·      Acadian Peninsula

·      Fredericton and Southern York County

·      Fundy National Park

·      Grand Lake and Queens County

·      Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County

·      Kent County

·      Kouchibouguac National Park

·      Miramichi and area

·      Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick

·      Oromocto and Sunbury County

·      Saint John and County

·      St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County

·      Stanley – Doaktown – Blackville Area

·      Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County

Newfoundland and Labrador:

·      Cartwright to Black Tickle

·      Eagle River

·      Newfoundland

·      Norman Bay to Lodge Bay

·      Red Bay to L’Anse-au-Clair

·      Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Québec – south:

·      Anticosti

·      Blanc-Sablon

·      Chevery

·      Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Hurricane watch is in effect for all of Nova Scotia. Tropical storm watches are in effect for southeastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Magdalen Islands and western Newfoundland.

According to the latest forecast guidance, the most likely track projection brings Hurricane Dorian south of the Maritimes on Saturday, pushing through eastern Nova Scotia Saturday night, and then over the eastern Gulf of St. Lawrence waters or western Newfoundland by Sunday morning.

Severe winds and torrential rain will have major impacts for southeastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Western Newfoundland, and the Quebec Lower North Shore. Large waves are expected for the Atlantic coasts of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and for eastern portions of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Finally, storm surge, combined with large waves and pounding surf, may give flooding for parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and the Magdalen Islands.

For the complete statement please visit:

RAC news post: https://www.rac.ca/environment-canada-issues-statement-on-hurricane-dorian/

Environment Canada: https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html

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Doug Mercer, VO1DM CEC
RAC Vice-President and Community Services Officer
Emergency Coordinator IARU Region 2