Canada struggles to restore power after storm; body found – The Associated Press – en Español
Fiona battered Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec with hurricane-strength winds, rains, and waves. The hurricane was blamed for at least five deaths in the Caribbean, and one death in Canada. A 73-year-old woman was found dead in the water in Channel-Port Aux Basques.
More than 211,000 Nova Scotia Power customers, 81,000 Maritime Electric customers, 20,600 homes and businesses in New Brunswick and 80% of Nova Scotia Power customers were affected by outages Saturday.
Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Amanda McDougall said Sunday that over 200 people were in temporary shelters and over 70 roads were completely inaccessible in her region.
Prince Edward Island’s Premier Dennis King said that 100 military personnel would arrive Sunday to assist in recovery efforts. Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday, and King said that it would take many days to restore power across the island.
The federal government has sent 100 military personnel to Newfoundland and Labrador to help with the recovery from the storm. The mayor has asked for patience as officials identify where and when people can safely go home.
In Puerto Rico, power and water were still out for 45% of the population, and many businesses were closed due to lack of fuel.
Fiona caused damage to an apartment building in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials moved 100 people to an evacuation center.
For additional updates, check out the news outlets listed below.
- Canada struggles to restore power after storm; body found The Associated Press – en Español
- Canada sends troops to help clear Fiona’s devastation; Ian may become major hurricane WTVR CBS 6
- Photos: Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast CNN
- Homes washed out to sea as Fiona slams Canada KENS 5: Your San Antonio News Source
- Hurricane Fiona sweeps away houses, knocks out power in eastern Canada New York Post
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