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Tracking Fiona's path as it hurtles through Atlantic Canada

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Note: As of Saturday evening, this live tracker has ended.

CTV News has launched a live tracker of the post-tropical storm Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall in Canada on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians were left in the dark as the brawny storm knocked out the power in the Atlantic provinces, causing the federal government to dispatch military services to badly-hit cities.

Fiona, which was a Category 4 hurricane before weakening to a post-tropical storm, passed the west of Bermuda before hitting east of Nova Scotia shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday in Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County between Canso and Guysborough.

More than 500,000 homes and businesses across the Maritimes are currently reporting power outages as of Saturday evening.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., said Fiona set an unofficial record for the lowest-ever barometric pressure for a tropical storm making landfall in Canada. The recorded pressure at Hart Island was 931.6 millibars.

The town of Port aux Basque in Newfoundland was declared under a state of emergency on Saturday morning as first responders cope with electrical fires, residential flooding, and washouts due to post-tropical storm Fiona.

According to the RCMP in the province, Fiona wreaked havoc Saturday on the small coastal town that sits on the far, southwestern tip of Newfoundland.

Wind gusts as high as 141 km/h in Nova Scotia were recorded, along with estimates of more than 200 millimetres of rain to hit later in the evening as the storm continues to make its way through the Atlantic region.

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair says the federal government is localizing federal resources to help provinces in the aftermath of the storm and that preparations for the storm began several days ago “in close collaboration” with provinces.

Hurricane Fiona left more than half a million people without water service in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, as well as most residents without electricity.

Fiona then hit the Dominican Republic and moved past the Turks and Caicos Islands as it strengthened to a Category 4 storm.

With files from CTV Atlantic, CTV News and The Canadian Press

Correction

Updated to say Fiona is expected to hit on or around Cape Breton Island on Saturday morning.

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