Storm Fiona ravaged Canada’s shoreline, bringing down power lines and washing homes into the water.
In Newfoundland, a lady swept out to sea is missing.
On Friday, Fiona was reduced from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Police stated that the storm was “like nothing we’ve ever seen” because such meteorological occurrences are uncommon in Canada.
For assistance with the cleanup effort, the military has been stationed in Nova Scotia.
Flooding was widespread, and hundreds of thousands of people lost power as a result of the torrential rain and gusts that hit parts of five provinces at up to 160 km/h (99 mph).
The federal government will be present if there is anything it can do to assist, the prime minister of Canada declares as he orders the troops to be sent to Nova Scotia.
In order to deal with the storm’s consequences, he has declared that he would no longer go to Japan to attend the burial of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick, as well as a portion of Quebec, have all received tropical storm warnings.
According to local journalist Rene Roy of Port aux Basques, a town of 4,067 people on the southwest corner of Newfoundland, some homes and business buildings were washed out to sea as a result of severe floods. There is an emergency in the region.
According to Mr. Roy, this is the most horrific event he has ever witnessed.
Numerous houses remained, he said, “The apartment building is currently nothing more than a mass of debris in the water, the witness continued. There are streets that are completely gone.”
At least 20 lost dwellings were later confirmed by officials.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a woman in the region was saved after being “thrown into the river when her home collapsed.”
They stated that they had gotten yet another report of a woman being pulled from her basement, but the situation was still too risky for them to perform a search.
Since wind speeds are still too high to begin repairing downed power lines, utility providers have warned that it might take days to restore energy.
In Canada, strong hurricanes are uncommon since storms often lose their strength as they reach the cooler waters of the north and transform into post-tropical systems.
When Hurricane Juan, a category two hurricane that killed two people and severely destroyed buildings and plants, hit Nova Scotia in 2003, it was the last tropical cyclone to pound the province.
Many people in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic were still without electricity or running water earlier this week after Fiona caused devastation there.
As tropical storm Ian swept across the Caribbean on Saturday, it became stronger, posing a hurricane threat to Florida as well. As a major storm, it may make landfall in Florida early the next week.