Hundreds of thousands of people in Canada survive without power, bodies of storm victims found

Damage caused by Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche, 45 kilometers east of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Saturday September 24, 2022. (Credit: Pauline Billard via AP)

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TORONTO, KOMPAS.TV – Hundreds of thousands of people in Canada were left without power after their region was hit by a hurricane. Also on Sunday (25/09/2022), the body of a woman was found washed into the sea after Hurricane Fiona swept away homes, stripped roofs and blocked roads through the country’s Atlantic Province.

After moving north from the Caribbean, Hurricane Fiona landed on the Canadian coast just before dawn Saturday as a post-tropical hurricane. The storm hit Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec. Storms bring strong winds, rain and very strong waves.

Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said the dive team would help clean up fallen trees, restore transport links and do whatever else was necessary.

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Hurricane Fiona also killed five people in the Caribbean and one in Canada. Authorities have found the body of a 73-year-old woman in missing water in Channel-Port Aux Basques, a town on the south coast of Newfoundland.

Police said the woman was inside her residence moments before waves hit the house on Saturday morning, tearing through part of her home’s basement. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement on social media that with the help of the Canadian Coast Guard, the woman’s body was found on Sunday afternoon.

“Living in a coastal community, we know what can happen, and tragically the ocean took one of us away,” said Newfoundland MP Gudie Hutchings. The Associated Press.

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More than 415,000 Nova Scotia Power customers, or about 80% of the province’s population of nearly one million people, were affected by Saturday’s outage.

The company says it may take a few days for the lights to come back on for all residents.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Amanda McDougall said more than 200 people are in temporary shelters. More than 70 roads are completely inaccessible. He said he couldn’t count the number of damaged homes in his own neighborhood.

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