130 km/h ‘giant’ storm hits Canada

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Eastern Canada local time, knocking out power and washing homes into the sea.

The storm battered the area with high winds and rain. “We’ve never seen this before,” said a police officer.

Two women were reportedly swept into the Newfoundland Sea and are still being investigated. During this time, a carried away person was rescued.

Mayor Brian Button said the current situation was “completely sorry”. “It’s worse than we thought”

Rene Roy, editor of the Channel-Port Aux Basques newspaper said. “It’s the strongest wind we’ve ever seen. Some houses have been swept away,” he said.

Photo: Toronto Star via Getty Images/Rick Madonik
Homes damaged by post-tropical hurricane Fiona continue to batter in Sydney, NS, Canada, Saturday (24/09/2022). Heavy rain and strong winds battered Atlantic Canada when Hurricane Fiona hit early Saturday as a severe post-tropical hurricane, and Canadian meteorologists have warned it could become one of the strongest storms from the country. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

By late afternoon, nearly 500,000 homes were without power when the storm hit. The storm also uprooted countless trees and tore roofs and buildings.

“Power lines are down everywhere,” said Erica Fleck, Halifax Regional Emergency Fire Assistant Assistant, adding that it was not safe for residents to be on the streets.

Fiona herself was carrying hurricane winds of 80 miles per hour or 130 kilometers as she headed for Canada, having previously hit the Caribbean, meteorologists said.

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