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Hurricane Arthur: Our CAT teams ready as Atlantic Canada braces for impact

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Fishermen and boat owners across the Maritimes are preparing for the storm, battening down the hatches and tying extra lines to wharves to keep their vessels from coming loose in the storm. (CBC Image)

Fishermen and boat owners across the Maritimes are preparing for the storm, battening down the hatches and tying extra lines to wharves to keep their vessels from coming loose in the storm. (CBC caption and image)

Over the last two days the storm has been upgraded to a category 1, then to a category 2 hurricane as it heads north along the coast. Experts suggest that the system will be downgraded again before it reaches the Maritimes tomorrow, but will still hit hard.

We have been reaching out to our customers in anticipation and preparation, and are ready to help new customers as needed.

Environment Canada has issued tropical storm, wind and rainfall warnings for most of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and parts of Newfoundland.

Nova Scotia is expected to receive the brunt of the wind, with gusts between 90 and 110 km/h, while New Brunswick can expect rainfall amounts of between 50 and 100 millimetres, according to Environment Canada.

Environment Canada provides resources to help prepare for hazardous weather:

The infographic below, from Environment Canada, shows the forecasted track of the storm and what conditions are needed for a storm to reach hurricane strength.

Hurricane Arthur Tracking image from Govt Can Hurr Tracking Center

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