Storm Fiona leaves homes swept into the sea and thousands of people without electricity after its “historic” passage across Canada
Power lines and homes swept into the sea have taken down some of the aftermath of Storm Fiona as it passed across Canada’s east coast.
A woman is missing after being dragged into the sea by a storm on the island of Newfoundland, local media reported.
Fiona was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Friday.
Such weather events rare in canada According to the police, the weather is “different from anything we’ve seen before”.
Parts of five Canadian provinces experienced heavy rain and winds of up to 160 km/h widespread flood Hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity.
The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau He confirmed that he would deploy the military to assist with clean-up efforts in Nova Scotia.
“If there is anything the federal government can do to help, we will be there,” confirmed the president, who also stated that he would cancel his planned trip to Japan. Attending the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe To deal with the aftermath of the storm.
A pile of debris in the ocean
In the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and New Brunswick, as well as parts of Quebec, Tropical Storm Warnings.
In the small town of Channel-Port-au-Basque, in the far southwest of Newfoundland, severe flooding has caused some Houses and office buildings swept into the sea, As reported by local journalist Rene Roy on state TV CBC.
The area is under a state of emergency.
“This is without a doubt the scariest thing I’ve ever seen,” Roy said.
The journalist added that many homes were left because of “Lots of debris in the ocean Immediately”.
“There’s an apartment building that’s literally gone. There’s whole streets gone.”
The authorities later confirmed the destruction of at least 20 homes.
Canadian Mounted Police said a woman was rescued after she was “thrown into the water when her house collapsed” in the area.
Electricity companies have warned of this It may take days to restore poweras wind speeds are still too high to start working on low power lines.
Strong hurricanes in Canada are rare, as storms usually lose their energy once they hit cold waters in the north and become post-tropical.
Nova Scotia was last hit by a tropical cyclone In 2003 with Hurricane Juana Category 2 storm killed two people and severely damaged buildings and plants.
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