Canadian soldiers are being sent to the recovery of Fiona

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Canadian soldiers are being sent to the recovery of Fiona: The Atlantic provinces of the country were devastated by hurricane Fiona, which swept away homes, tore off roofs, and cut out power. Canadian troops are being dispatched to help with the recovery of Hurricane Fiona.

Fiona made landfall early on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after making her way north from the Caribbean as a hurricane and hitting Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Quebec with hurricane-force winds, heavy downpours, and huge waves.

Anita Anand, the defence minister, stated on Saturday that troops would assist in clearing away fallen trees and other debris, reopening transit routes, and performing any other necessary tasks for as long it takes. At least five fatalities were attributed to Fiona in the Caribbean, while no deaths or major injuries were reported in Canada. According to René J. Roy, chief editor of press, there is one apartment that has vanished.

Also, he said, eight to twelve homes and structures were washed into the ocean. It’s really scary, he remarked. The 4,000-person hamlet was reportedly in a state of emergency due to many electrical fires and residential floods, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Canadian soldiers are being sent to the recovery of Fiona

In the largest city in Nova Scotia, according to Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, an apartment building’s roof fell, and 100 people were taken to an evacuation center. No one was seriously harmed, he claimed. Other apartment complexes also sustained severe damage, according to provincial officials. On Saturday, disruptions impacted more than 415,000 Nova Scotia Power customers or almost 80% of the nearly 1 million residents of the province.

In the province of Prince Edward Island, over 82,000 customers roughly 95% also lost power, and NB Power in New Brunswick reported 44,329 people without power. A Fiona moved over the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon, Peter Gregg, president and chief executive officer of Nova Scotia Power, reported that around 380,000 customers were still without electric power.

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has declared a local emergency. Few communities were spared damage, according to Dennis King, the premier of Prince Edward Island, and the level of destruction appears to be unprecedented in the province.

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