Atlantic Canada gets smashed by Fiona, washing away homes, knocking out power

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Post-tropical storm Fiona brings intense, strong winds and torrential rains to parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Quebec’s Magdalen Islands leaving hundreds of thousands of customers in Eastern Canada without power.

A state of emergency was declared by the town of Port aux Basques, N.L., following the storm wiping away multiple homes and structures to sea with part of the town also being under a mandatory evacuation order

Shortly after 4 a.m. AT Fiona made landfall in Nova Scotia between Canso and Guysborough.

1,133 customers without power reported by Newfoundland Power with Hydro Quebec reporting 4,232 without power in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region and1,684 in the Magdalen Islands.

Throughout most of Atlantic Canada and southern Quebec, hurricane or tropical storm warnings are in place. 

“Waves over eastern portions of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Cabot Strait could be higher than 12 meters. The highest risk for coastal flooding will be a combination of storm surge with large waves moving onshore,” Environment Canada reportedly said.

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