Storm season is upon many of us in the United States and Canada with multiple big names in storms coming through in recent times. Storm Fiona is one of them, recently classified from a hurricane to a tropical storm which is a downgrade in weather severity. But that doesn’t mean people haven’t suffered from it. What’s going on with Storm Fiona in Canada?
This storm hit the coastline of Canada and gave it quite the intense harm, taking out power lines and even wiping entire houses out to the sea that were too close to the coast as this major storm came in.
Canada’s army has been deployed to help with clean up and efforts on recovery, at least one person was reported dead from homes that were washed out by the storm as of the more recent updates and plenty have had to evacuate.
Storm Fiona took a beating to five different provinces of Canada, with winds reaching up to 100 miles per hour in speeds which did extreme damage. Flooding was widespread throughout many cities in these provinces.
The homes that weren’t washed out were left flooded and without power. Hundreds of thousands of Canada’s citizens were without power from this intense storm taking to the shores, which triggered the Prime Minister’s deployment of the army to Nova Scotia to assist.
Canada lost a 73 year old woman in a small coast town called Port aux Basques in Newfoundland, who was seen in her home before waves hit the home and took out the basement level. It devastated the house and her body was recovered from the ocean after this hit.
It truly is a wasteland from this event. Prime Minister Trudeau cancelled plans to travel for mourning of a Japan leader to help with recovery efforts, telling citizens the government will do everything that it can to assist and make things right again.
Millions of dollars of damages have been done all throughout the edges of Canada, over 20 recorded homes destroyed and hundreds of citizens replaced in just Port aux Basques alone. That isn’t even considering the other regions that were hit hard too.
For now, things seem to be safer for citizens while Canada and its government aims to help return power to its people and make things a little bit back to normal again. It’ll take quite the time and effort to recover how much was damaged, and plenty of families lost their homes or suffered damages that will seem impossible to get back in the coming months of their lives.