Nearby fisherman came to the rescue when luxury vessel caught fire at sea.
The tropical storm spiraled to a Category 2 hurricane in the space of six hours on Tuesday and could clip Canada, but will likely weaken before nearing Newfoundland.
Forecasters expect Fabio to become a major hurricane by Tuesday.
An area of low pressure near Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula could morph into a tropical storm in the coming days.
In addition to "peace, health, love and kindness," the first lady's ideal Christmas would feature a family getaway to a remote island.
An August 15 executive order revoked an Obama directive regarding planning for flood risk.
The last January hurricane in the Atlantic was in 1955.