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Fiona demolishes homes on Canadian coast

Storm damage in Newfoundland and Labrador Associated Press/Pauline Billard

Fiona demolishes homes on Canadian coast

Hundreds of thousands of people remained without power Sunday after the storm slammed Canada’s Atlantic provinces Saturday. Fiona hit Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Quebec with hurricane-strength winds, rains, and waves. Officials said they found the body of a woman swept out to sea when a wave struck her home.

How bad is the damage? Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King called the damage “beyond anything that we’ve seen in our province’s history.” Military troops are headed to the affected areas to help clear debris. Amanda McDougall, the mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality, said the death toll could have been much worse, but residents heeded warnings and orders to evacuate.

Dig deeper: For more news from Canada, listen to Anna Mandin’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast about how a Canadian pastor led his congregation through a mass shooting and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.



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